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Local triple shooting leaves two dead and one wounded

on October 5, 2019

A triple shooting in Richmond on Thursday afternoon left two victims dead and one wounded, the Richmond Police Department said. The survivor was airlifted in critical condition to a nearby hospital.

Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation call in the 3100 block of Edmond Ave in Richmond at around 3:47 p.m. Thursday.

Following the shooting, few details were available as RPD conducted its investigation. It’s unclear if the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle. The gunman had not yet been found as of mid-day Saturday.

Umesh Maharaj, an uncle of one of the victims, identified one of the dead as 31-year-old Vineet Maharaj, according to a report on KTVU. 

The third victim, originally listed in critical condition, currently is in stable condition, police added. 

2 Comments

  1. Giorgio Cosentino on October 6, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    A few weeks ago, a friend/coworker was run over by a car at the Marina Bay exit, at 8AM, and the driver kept going, never stopping. Both sets of wheels ran over my friend, and then the car fled. He has a long road ahead of him in recovering from this callous, heartless act. Not a word in the news. I have to ask, what is the value of a human life in Richmond? Recently, WCCUSD students from Richmond were asked to complete an essay entitled, Why I Love Richmond. How insensitive to those who have endured the many horrors of this city, their goal being to get out, to somewhere safe.

  2. Yvette on October 9, 2019 at 5:54 am

    I am a long time resident of richmond. Yes it is sad of some things that happen in the city of Richmond Ca., Yet you must remember crime doesn’t discriminate in any city. I feel that the media just doesnt focus on certain cities involving their crime. No city is exempt from crime. It doesnt make it right but no city is exempt!! I hope the people responsible for each of these senseless acts of crime are held accountable for it.

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