HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — At approximately 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, officers with the Harrisonburg Police Department and James Madison University Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Devon Lane after hearing gun shots in the area.
Officers say they were then approached by a man who had suffered a gunshot injury to his lower leg. He was transported by the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad to Sentara RMH with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the suspect fled the area on foot immediately after the shooting. A perimeter was established and a police K9 attempted to track the suspect, but was unable to find anyone.
Police were able to find evidence related to the shooting at the scene.
Officers believe the shooting was related to a disagreement at a party that was going on that night.
They're seeking input from anyone with information about this incident or the identity of suspect, who was described as a black man wearing a black shirt and white washed jeans.
This is believed to be an isolated incident, and police say there is no risk to the public.
HPD encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Major Crimes Unit by calling (540) 437-2650. Those who have information and wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or text “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).