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Man shot by Richmond police officer

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A man was shot by a Richmond police officer Saturday evening. It happened near the Jefferson Townhouses near Mosby Street and Venable Street.

Richmond police spokeswoman Karla Peters tells CBS police were called to the Mosby area for reports of an armed party around 6 p.m. [Sign up for Breaking News email alerts from WTVR.com]

Police say when officers approached the group, one man fled on foot and police chased after him. Police say that’s when the suspect “challenged” officers, and at least one shot was fired by an officer, hitting the suspect.

Police say they are investigating reports from witnesses that more than one shot was fired into the suspect’s leg.

Police say the suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available, on WTVR.com and CBS 6 News at 11 p.m.

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