The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the East End.
At approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responding to a call of random gunfire were driving in the area of Accommodation and Coalter streets when they were flagged down by a person driving a vehicle who was attempting to transport the male victim of the shooting to the hospital.
Officers called for an ambulance and the victim was transported to a local hospital where early this morning he succumbed to his injuries.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Detectives believe the shooting occurred behind a building in the 1900 block of Redd Street. Sources say that multiple men walked up to the victim and shot him multiple times in the torso.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.