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Man shot during fight outside Richmond diner on St. Patrick’s Day

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after an early morning shooting near a Richmond restaurant on St. Patrick's Day.

Richmond Police officials said officers received several calls about men fighting outside the 3rd Street Diner on East Main Street just after 6:35 a.m.

Police arrived and found a man who appeared to have been shot in the back.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital.

"Detectives are on scene conducting an investigation," Lt. Robert C. Marland said.

So far detectives haven't announced any arrests.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.

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