Richmond police are reporting that shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday night, a fatal shooting occurred at a Rite-Aid Drug store at the corner of Belvidere and Broad streets in Richmond, very close to the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU authorities issued an alert to all students to stay indoors, and to avoid coming into the area after the shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley said that one person is in custody, and police are no longer looking for any one else involved in the incident.
Police sources told a reporter from CBS6 News that the father of a young boy was the one who was shot while in his car. He was meeting the boy's mother at the Rite-Aid to drop the child off.
Several witnesses reported hearing people arguing, and then several shots. A short time after that, a woman, covered in blood, along with a young boy, came into the Rite-Aid. Witnesses said the boy was heard asking “Where is my father, where is my father.”
The name of the deceased victim has not yet been released. The incident is in no way associated with the VCU campus. The incident was reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act, and in the interests of public safety, according to CBS6 News.