RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating after an argument between two men resulted in a deadly shooting at VCU Medical Center.
Around midnight on Wednesday, May 10, officers with VCU Police and the Richmond Police Department were called to the VCU Medical Center North Hospital for a report that shots had been fired inside.
According to 8News sources, a fight between two hospital employees resulted in both pulling out guns and shooting at each other.
Police said that one man was shot and pronounced dead while the other man was taken into custody.
Authorities told 8News that no patients were in danger and there was no indication that patients were involved. No other injuries have been reported.
VCU Police Chief John Venuti said that once the shooter was apprehended, police began looking for people in the hospital who may have witnessed the situation.
“We did our due diligence with Richmond police and continued to ensure there was no additional threat,” Venuti said.
Police said the hospital was put on lockdown for some time after the shooting but it has since been lifted. According to VCU Health, there will be additional security at North Hospital as all operations return to normal.
“This obviously is tremendously painful and concerning, especially for those who were working at North Hospital,” said Michael Roussos, the president of VCU Medical Center in a joint release with Venuti. “We have begun contacting the team members who were working at the time of the incident to provide them any support they need.”
A joint investigation between VCU Police and the Richmond Police Department is ongoing.