Three persons, including two teens, were injured in an early morning shooting today.
At approximately 1:21 a.m., officers were called to the 1900 block of Accommodation Street for the report of random gunfire.
Officers arrived and found a juvenile male and a juvenile female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. An adult female was also found with an apparent gunshot wound that was not considered life threatening. The two juveniles were transported to a local hospital with injuries that are considered life threatening.
“Two of Richmond’s teenagers were struck down, and a third person was injured, during an early morning shooting today – and in any incident where children are involved, it is especially critical to us to provide closure to the families,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “The Department is working to not only solve this and every case of violent crime in our neighborhoods but we are working diligently on many fronts to reduce the violence before it happens. We have patrol officers, Focus Mission Team units and the Intervention and Prevention units working around the clock to prevent crime – but we need the public to come forward and provide information before violence breaks out.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Joe Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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