The Richmond Police Department is investigating two fatal shooting incidents that occurred early this morning in Gilpin Court resulting in the deaths of four people.
At approximately 4:26 a.m., RPD officers were called to the 1200 block of St. Paul’s Street for a report of random gunfire. When they arrived, they were directed to an apartment where they discovered the bodies of three adults. They had all apparently been shot.
At approximately 5:40 a.m. RPD officers at the scene of the St. Paul’s Street shooting incident heard the sound of gunfire nearby. They responded and discovered the body of an adult male lying on the ground outside an apartment building in the 100 block of Federal Street. He had apparently been shot.
The identities of the victims will be released once they have been positively identified and their next of kin have been notified.
At this time, RPD detectives have not developed any information to directly connect the two shooting incidents.
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigations is asked to call Major Crimes Lieutenant Jason Hudson at (804) 646-4246 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.