Two hospitalized after shooting near vacant Northside movie theater

RICHMOND, Va. – Two people are in the hospital following a shooting on Richmond’s Northside Wednesday, according to police sources.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Brookland Park Boulevard just after 4:30 p.m for reports that a man was shot. Upon arrival, police located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and transported him to the hospital.

Shortly after, another man arrived at the hospital with non-life threatening wounds. Police now believe that the second man was also shot at or near the same scene.

Charles Moore said he was cooking in his kitchen when he heard two loud booms.

“I know the sound of shots. I waited a few minutes… came out and saw the major police presence,” Moore told WTVR CBS 6 reporter Brendan King. “And I was informed someone had been shot in front of the vacant movie theater.”

Moore, who has lived in the area for six years, noted the neighborhood is transforming as more millennials move in.

“It’s just unfortunate. It’s happening too often,” Moore said. “This is a business corridor and you would not expect something like this to happen in broad daylight.”

No additional details were available at last check.

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