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One dead in double shooting at Richmond apartments

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 13:46:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The victim of a Monday homicide that occurred before noon on Walmsley Boulevard has been identified by Richmond Police.

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday,  officers were called to the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard for a report of a person shot. When they arrived, Brandon A. Harvey, 26, of the 30 block of LaBrook Drive, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries later that day at a local hospital.

A police investigation in the 3400 block of Walmsley Blvd.

A police investigation in the 3400 block of Walmsley Blvd.

While officers were on scene, a report came in of a second person shot in the same apartment complex, according to police.

Officers responded and found a second man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are actively working leads, and the case remains under investigation.

Neighbors on scene said an argument provoked the shooting. Those witnesses said more than 14 gunshots were fired.

Residents of the apartment complex said gun violence continues to be a big problem for the neighborhood.

Just last month, Richmond Police did a walk-through of the neighborhood, talking with residents. Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said people have got to cooperate to put a stop to the crimes and gunfire.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Detective Gary Bailey at 804-646-6743 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.