FORT LEE, Virginia – A 15-year-old girl was wounded here Sunday afternoon during a shooting incident.
Fort Lee’s Provost Marshal’s Office took a 15-year-old boy into custody in connection with the shooting. The post’s Army Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident, which took place near a bus stop in a family housing area and is suspected to have been accidental.
Fort Lee Emergency Medical Services personnel responding to the scene treated a gunshot wound to the victim’s pelvic region. She was then transported in stable condition by helicopter to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
Both teens reside on Fort Lee. Identities are being withheld due to the ages of the victim and suspect.
Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area with a regional economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.
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