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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.

Richmond Confidential will continue to follow this story.


  1. jones alana on April 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Send all shooters/killers/murders to Iran, Iraq, or any war zone where they can use their guns as much as they desire. To the front lines with them right after being found guilty, no question!

  2. Kennedy Grad on April 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    There is a need for more public support for RPD, for things like traffic safety checkpoints, checking for weapons and such.

    • Tony Suggs on April 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

      So are you advocating ” stop and frisk” by the police of anyone they feel may have a weapon?

      Vehicle safety or proof of license and insurance traffic stops are different from stopping to search for weapons.

      • Kennedy Grad on April 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        A protocol would have to be designed which would have support from the public. No sense asking RPD to do something the community won’t support.

        • Tony Suggs on April 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm

          So you are suggesting that the police profile individuals that may or may not be carrying a weapon and to stop and frisk them for weapons?

          How about not asking the RPD to violate the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

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