It happened around 9 p.m. last night in the 4000 block of North Avenue.
According to witnesses two unknown males arrived at the cookout and began shooting.
The teen was caught in the crossfire and was hit in the hand. The victim was treated at VCU medical center and released.
Police do not have descriptions of the suspects at this time, but if you have any information you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.