Homicide victim identified as Richmond resident

on April 10, 2013

The Contra Costa County Coroner has identified the victim of Tuesday morning’s shooting on the 300 block of 28th Street in Richmond as 19-year-old Dimarea Young, a Richmond resident.

According to Richmond Police Detective Nicole Abetkov, two other victims were also injured during the shooting. They were taken to a local hospital where they received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Richmond police officers responded to a phone call, received just after 11 a.m, telling them of the shootings. Abetkov said that when officers arrived at the scene, Young was dead.

Young is the city’s fourth homicide victim of the year, and second in less than a month. The most recent incident was the death of Raymond Harris, a 34-year-old San Pablo resident, who was shot and killed at the Richmond BART station on March 14.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Abetkov said no new details had emerged regarding Young’s death. No suspect has been identified. She also said the police department is still looking for more information.

In response to the shooting, the West County Times is reporting that Young’s father will be hosting a vigil tonight at 6:30 p.m., at 28th Street and Virginia Avenue, the site of the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Richmond Police Department Detective John Ellis at (510) 621-1276.

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