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Richmond man shot and killed outside party Friday night

on March 12, 2012

A 23-year-old Richmond resident was shot and killed while riding in a car from a party in South Richmond Friday night.

The victim, William Cantrell was one of three people in the car, which was fired at by a shooter who was on foot in the 2900 block of Florida Ave., according to Lt. Bisa French.

“They were leaving a party, but we have no information on motive or suspect,” French said.

The car traveled a few blocks to a liquor store on Cutting Boulevard, where police were called. Cantrell died at the scene, French said.

No one else in the car was injured, French said.

French said the killing does not appear to be gang-related.

Cantrell is identified as a white male.

The killing is the city’s fifth homicide of 2012. Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond police tip line at 510-232-TIPS.

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