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RICHMOND, Va. – A suspect is in police custody after a shooting on the sidewalk of a business on South Belvidere Street, near VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.

Police said around 4:06 p.m. they received a call for a shooting near South Belvidere and West Cary Street. Upon arrival, officers located one shooting victim.

Investigators said the incident started after a fight began inside of a business and spilled out onto the sidewalk on South Belvidere Street.

Police say that’s when the male suspect opened fire, shooting the male victim in the chest. Crime Insider sources tell CBS 6 that the victim was shot multiple times.

He has been transported to VCU medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

After the shooting, police say the shooting suspect ran north on Belvidere and was spotted by VCU Police patrols in the area. VCU officers detained the man, who was still in possession of a gun.

The university sent an alert to students telling them to avoid the 500 block of W. Franklin, which is two blocks away from the Cary and Belvidere Streets. CBS 6 is investigating if that is the location where the suspect was apprehended.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., VCU sent a second alert that said students could resume normal activity and the situation has been resolved.

The suspect has been turned over to Richmond Police, who are leading the shooting investigation.

The university confirms neither the shooter nor the victim are affiliated with VCU.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com.