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Shooting on Dixon Street

A Richmond resident said he heard what sounded like firecrackers and felt a sudden pain in his leg.

Police responded to Mary Washington Hospital at about 8 p.m. on November 8 for a shooting victim who had arrived by personal vehicle, reported Natatia Bledsoe, Public Information Officer with the Fredericksburg Police Department.

The victim, a 25-year-old Richmond resident, said he was on foot in the area of the 7-Eleven in the 1600 block of Dixon Street when he heard what sounded like firecrackers and felt a sudden pain in his leg. When he realized he was
bleeding, he returned to the car where his friends were waiting for him and decided to go to the hospital, said Bledsoe.

The victim had a single gunshot wound in his right shin.  He was treated in the emergency department and released.

The victim’s friends, two females and a male subject also from
Richmond, could only provide vague information about where the incident occurred. All parties denied seeing anyone with a gun.

Police did not receive any reports of gunfire from the residents in the neighborhood. The investigation is ongoing.

D.J. November 10, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I stinks having to drive all the way from Richmond just to hang out around a 7-11 (On Dixon St.) just to get shot in the leg with no reason why or any real explainaton that can help to explain who it was or why. ( I smell a rat)
PiedmontN8ive November 11, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Me too!
Hank November 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Im with ya D.J....im sure they can get drugs in Richmond
PitBullMomma November 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Sounds fishy to me. Maybe he was in the mood for a slurpee? Or maybe it was something a little less innocent. Either way i know this part of the burg better than I'd like to admit and when you mix that particular 7-11 with people from Richmond i. Dunno call it stereotyping whatever you want but sounds suspicious! Just saying...

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