Shooting investigation underway in Near West End neighborhood

Victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Update #1 — September 19, 2014; 10:31 AM

Henrico Police have released new information in the shooting investigation.

19-year-old Matthew O. Sykes of the 100 block of Edgewater Drive in Grandy, North Carolina has been arrested for aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by felon, according to authorities.

His mugshot is below. Matthew Sykes

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Original — September 18, 2014

Henrico Police are investigating a shooting in the Near West End that occurred in a neighborhood near Skipwith Road and Interstate 64 this afternoon.

Just after noon on Thursday, Henrico officers responded to the 2700 block of Rudolph Road for reports of a shooting. Officers located an male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The unnamed individual was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to Henrico Police Lt. Linda N. Toney.

Detectives and Forensic Personnel remain on scene, and an investigation is ongoing.

Police aren’t releasing any information on a suspect at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Henrico Police at 804.501.5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804.780.1000.

You can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “iTip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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