Man shot at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights

Jerry L. Brooks. Photo courtesy: Riverside Regional Jail.

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WAVY/WRIC) — One man has been arrested in relation to a shooting that happened at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights Saturday afternoon.

Colonial Heights police say 20-year-old Jerry L. Brooks has been charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Jerry L. Brooks. Photo courtesy: Riverside Regional Jail.

He is currently being held at Riverside Regional jail with no bond.

The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center and is currently in a critical, but stable condition.

The shooting happened around 1:30 pm inside the mall.

Witnesses on the scene say it happened inside a Pacsun store, WRIC reported.

The mall was placed on lockdown for a short time, but has since reopened.

A few areas near the center court remain closed as police continue to investigate the scene.

Employees of the mall said they received a text message alert about the shooting, reported WRIC.

Police say the initial investigation revealed the shooter and the victim knew each other and they believe this was an isolated incident.