Teenager critically injured in Richmond shooting

RICHMOND, Va. -- A teenager was critically injured in a shooting in Richmond's Gilpin Court community Sunday afternoon.

Capt. Michael Snawder with Richmond Police said officers were called to the 1200 block of N. 1st Street for a shooting just after 4:30 p.m.

"Once on scene they found a juvenile male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound," Snawder said.

Crime Insider sources indicated the teenager may have accidentally shot himself, though Richmond Police have not commented.

Officials said the teenage victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

As of Monday morning, police say the teen's condition is improving and no longer has life threatening injuries.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

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

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