A man was tragically killed during the early hours of Wednesday morning in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center North Hospital, following a reported altercation with another man. The ensuing dispute resulted in gunfire, and the suspected shooter was promptly apprehended by local law enforcement.
The incident transpired in a hospital stairwell, where an argument between the two men escalated dramatically, culminating in the fatal shooting. The identities of both the victim and the suspect have not yet been released by authorities. The preliminary investigation conducted by local law enforcement affirmed that no other individuals were involved in the incident, and no further injuries were reported.
VCU Police received an initial distress call shortly after midnight, reporting an active threat at the Richmond hospital due to gunfire. Following the apprehension of the suspect several hours later, the situation was declared safe, with no further threats to the hospital or the surrounding community.
VCU’s Chief of Police, John Venuti, acknowledged the traumatic nature of the incident and emphasized the importance of supporting potential witnesses.
Rick Edwards, acting chief of the Richmond Police Department, reassured the community that the situation was now secure and that the suspect was in custody. He noted that the charges to be levied against the suspect would be determined in conjunction with the district attorney’s office.