Spate of shootings in 4 hours leave 3 injured in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three people including a teenage boy were shot Thursday, according to police who responded to four shooting calls in Richmond throughout the afternoon.

The violence started around 3:30 p.m. when a man walking down Venable Street was shot in the leg. Crime Insider sources say he was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

45 minutes later near the intersection of Brookland Park and 3rd Avenue, another shot rang out.

A witness said she was driving when a man drove up, saw another man on his porch, and fired a shot through her car window. CI sources say the bullet pierced her back window.

No one was injured in the shooting.

In the East End about an hour later, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot behind the Peter Paul Development Center on North 22nd Street, according to  Crime Insider sources.

Shortly after, a fourth person was shot on Alpine Avenue in the Northside.

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.

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