HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Neighbors say a man was dancing in his front yard to music he heard at a nearby birthday party when the music was interrupted by gunshots.
Police confirm the man was shot several times and by late afternoon evidence markers littered the East End front porch in Henrico County, as detectives and forensics teams worked to collect evidence.
"He was lying in his living room floor, blood and glass everywhere," said a neighbor who did not want me to use his name.
Crime Insider sources say a man wearing a mask came from behind the house in the 3200 block of Williamsburg Road and shot the young man while he was sitting on the porch Thursday evening. The victim managed to stumble inside.
"He was just saying, ‘Ahhh, it hurts. It hurts,’" said that neighbor.
He said about eight shots were fired in broad daylight.
It was just four doors away from where people had gathered for a little girl’s birthday party. A woman there said they told the kids to get inside.
"Right on the road in broad daylight,” she said. “He might have had a car on the next road but we saw him run off."
Police say the suspect fled on foot north, and are hoping to get a little help from the community.
A witness tells me the victim is 19, which he said he knew because he called 9-1-1, giving dispatchers crucial information. He's just hoping he helped save the teens life
"He jumped up off the front porch. I believe he broke the leg of the chair he got up so fast and went inside and fell to the floor," said the neighbor.
Crime Insider sources told me the victim was just out of surgery at VCU Medical Center late Thursday evening.
If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact Henrico Police at 804-501-5000.