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Man shot outside Southside Family Dollar dies

Posted at 3:40 PM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 19:39:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police said the man gunned down outside a Family Dollar store on Richmond's Southside Thursday afternoon has died.

Police are investigating the shooting, which happened along the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike, near Carnation Street, around 3 p.m.

CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett said that the victim was shot multiple times. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A business owner told Burkett that he heard at least three gunshots and saw a man with dreadlocks wearing a red shirt running from the scene.

As of 5 p.m., officers could be seen collecting shell casings and canvassing the area in hopes of talking with someone who may have witnessed what happened.

Police are in the preliminary stages of their investigation. No one has been taken into custody and a description of the suspect has not yet been released.

A sign on the door of the Family Dollar indicated that the store will be closed for the remainder of the day.

Traffic along Midlothian Turnpike, near Carnation Street, was limited while police investigated.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Crime Stoppers at  804-780-1000.

Depend on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates on this developing story.