Shootings on 28th street kill one, injure two
on April 9, 2013
An unknown suspect opened fire on three people this morning on the 300 block of 28th Street in Richmond, killing one person and injuring two.
Police received a call at 11:10 a.m. notifying them of the shootings. By the time they arrived at the scene, one adult male was dead. The other two victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
“They were walking around in the neighborhood,” said Richmond Police Detective Nicole Abetkov, noting that the victims might have been doing maintenance work. “Someone came by and opened fire on them.”
According to Abetkov, a white vehicle was seen leaving the area at high speed immediately following the shooting. Police have located a white vehicle on the 3400 block of Ohio Avenue, just a few blocks away from the shooting scene, which appears to be a stolen vehicle from Oakland, Abetkov said. However, police cannot yet confirm that this vehicle was tied to the shooting.
Witnesses to the shooting are currently being interviewed by Richmond police detectives. This is the fourth homicide in Richmond this year. Abetkov said that the number of shootings in Richmond have increased over the last couple weeks. However, Abetkov said it’s still too early in the case to know whether this incident was a random shooting or related to previous incidents.
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