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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Police are investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in Richmond's East End.

According to Richmond police, crews received a call around 10:40 a.m. for a report of a person shot in the 1400 block of Coalter Street.

When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Officials said the victim's injuries are life threatening and that he was transported to VCU Medical Center.

Witnesses told CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns that they heard a gunshot and then spotted the victim stumble and yell, "Help me, I'm dying."

At this time there is no suspect description.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Stay with CBS 6 News and for updates on this story.


  • sick of it

    That man was shot, have some da** compassion. Whaing if he was white I bet you wouldn’t say what you’re saying. Fu**ing a** holes

    • BO

      If he was white he would’ve never been there.the east end is a toilet,always has been always will be and you know why.

      • Jan

        That’s not true Bo, I see white people in hoods all the time. Do you not realize that there are many white people that actually reside in every Public Housing there is, especially “Gilpin Court “in Richmond City. Just in case you didn’t know, you know now.

      • BO

        Jan,its not many,I think I’m overestimating to say 10 are there.they are the truly oppressed,just ask them how many times a year they get robbed.Don’t argue with me because this comes from the white people I know that lived in various Richmond projects.


    Some people are so inconsiderated and have no compassion! Not only are those comments offensive they are RACIST!!! As i was taught AND CONTINUE TO TEACH MY KIDS…IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DON’T SAY ANYTHING!!!!!

    • me

      Are you screaming and yelling Attitude while “teaching” consideration
      and compassion and calling other people racists?

    • BO

      You call us racist everyday and now have the gall to whine about,you asked for it and you got it.

  • Tasha

    Its true we do have a lot of black on black crime, but give a white person a gun they shoot up schools, malls, jobs and their parents so who is the idiot.

  • Becky

    Please tell The Mayor and CAO there are some “Disparity Issues”.
    The Mayor needs protection and security from his own constituents.
    Richmond City Council needs protection and security from constituents.
    Public protection and security doesn’t seem to be on their Legacy
    Priority List.

  • penny smith

    Why not just call it for what it is, Sad, Painful, Sinful. Someones Son, Brother, Daddy. Was shot in the streets, no matter what color, or what street. The blood is red. The state is Virginia. We all are doing something wrong by judging one another we don’t know the story. People lets pray.

  • Shelly

    The East End is a toilet ? SMH! Go stand right where that Man got shot & repeat those words….Say it loud & clear…so you will be flushed down the East End toilet!

  • Erika

    Some of the comments made are ridiculous. It is sad that someone was shot. I really hope the individual that was shot will be ok, no matter what race they are…

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