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Man dies after shooting at Richmond motel

Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 23:09:02-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man was killed in an early-morning shooting Saturday on Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond.

Officers said they were called to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike a little after 1 a.m. in response to reports of a person shot. Shortly after arriving on scene, they found 42-year-old Anthony C. Herndon of Henrico suffering from a gunshot wound.

Herndon was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Midlothian Inn

Midlothian Inn

An employee of the Midlothian Inn confirmed to CBS 6 off camera that is where the shooting happened.

Another employee said the victim was trying to run toward the office of the motel, but was shot on a walkway.

Neighbors in the area say it is sad to hear about the violence, but say crime is nothing new.

"The crime as a whole has to stop, the murder has to stop, it's senseless," one neighbor said.

Police said  they are actively working all available leads and gathering additional information as part of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to either call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at 804-814-7123 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Midlothian Inn

Midlothian Inn