A suspect is in custody after an in a single day capturing inside a Virginia hospital, which left one particular person useless, police mentioned.
Officers with the Richmond Police Division responded to VCU Medical Middle North Hospital early Wednesday to research a report of shots fired. Hospital police additionally responded.
Once they arrived on the scene round 12:04 a.m., they found a sufferer affected by a gunshot wound in a hospital stairwell, NBC 12 reported. He succumbed to his accidents and was pronounced useless a short while later.
Authorities are nonetheless working to find out a motive for the capturing, which began as an altercation between two males that finally escalated into lethal violence.
A suspect was taken into custody on the scene.
Police at the moment consider he knew the sufferer, although the precise nature of their relationship was not clear. Sources instructed WTVR both people involved worked at the medical facility, however authorities haven’t confirmed this. Neither the sufferer nor the suspect haven’t been recognized.
The in a single day bloodshed triggered a quick lockdown, which has since been lifted. No different accidents have been reported and police mentioned they don’t have any motive to consider any of the sufferers or medical employees are nonetheless in any hazard.
“It’s a really, very traumatic occasion.,” VCU Chief of Police John Venuti instructed WTVR. “So we’ll now start to work to speak with all of our employees and VCU assist clarify to them what occurred, clarify the extent of police response, and transfer ahead from that.”
A joint investigation between VCU Police and the Richmond Police Division into the incident is ongoing.