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4 shot in ‘week-long nightmare’ for one Richmond family

Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 19:58:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Yrishia Dorsey said her family has been living a week-long nightmare.

Her uncle Frank McCray was found dead outside a South Richmond apartment Monday night. McCray, 49, of Kendall Road, was at the Blue Ridge Estates complex helping his nephew (Yrishia Dorsey 's brother) write a poem that was to be read at another relative's funeral.

Frank McCray, in the center of the picture, was shot and killed Monday night.

Frank McCray, in the center of the picture, was shot and killed Monday night.

That relative was Yrishia Dorsey 's 30-year-old cousin Rolando Salas. Salas, of Beulah Oaks Lane in Chesterfield, was shot and killed November 10 on Talbert Drive in Richmond.

In addition, Dorsey 's brother and seven-year-old niece were both hurt in Monday's shooting that claimed the life of her uncle McCray.

Friday, the man police said shot and killed McCray was himself shot and later arrested in Henrico. Anwar "Wawa" Phillips was taken into custody at the Essex Village Apartments. He was transported to the hospital with injuries that were considered life threatening, police said.

Yrishia Dorsey said she was not aware of any connection between Wawa Phillips and her family. When asked about the shooting that left Phillips critically injured, she said "God is good."

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force had offered a $5,000 reward for information that lead to Phillips' arrest.

Police responded to the Essex Village Apartments shooting after neighbors along the 100 block of Engleside Drive heard gunshots around 6:45 a.m.

"I heard about five or six loud shots. I thought it was a shotgun," one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said. "When I looked out the window, I saw a man crawling from the building across from me."

It appeared the man was carrying a gun, the neighbor added.

Dorsey has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the burial expenses for her uncle.

Anyone with information that could help police was asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at 804-201-3829 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Anyone with additional information can submit a news tip or photo here.