A dozen rounds were fired at a home one block south of Kennedy High School yesterday afternoon. One person was shot in the foot. There were no critical injuries. Police currently have no suspects in the case.
This was the second daytime shooting this week. On Tuesday at 1:15 pm, two men were caught in gunfire in the Iron Triangle neighborhood. Both survived and went to local hospitals. As of yesterday, one was in critical condition according to the Contra Costa Times.
Richmond Police Captain Mark Gagan said the department is very concerned with the two daytime shootings—especially since yesterday’s took place near a school. “These are the types of incidents that cause retaliatory violence, so we’re taking it very seriously,” he said.
There are multiple units investigating both incidents, Gagan said.
The home that was hit by bullets yesterday has been the target of crime in the past. Since the shooting, community members have asked to start a neighborhood watch group, Gagan said. “We view that as the most effective way to address these types of situations and ending them long-term.”