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Woman assaulted and man shoots himself in Richmond’s East End

Posted at 7:04 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 12:53:24-04

RICHMOND, Va --Richmond Police were called to an East End neighborhood overnight Monday after reports of a shooting and stabbing within blocks of each other.

Officers were called to 21st and Selden Streets for an assault around 11:40 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, a woman told them she was hit in the face and cut with a knife by two known suspects.

Both suspects drove away and police are searching for a white Chrysler 300 with extensive front-end damage. Paramedics treated the woman on scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Police were then called to the 1600 block of Spotsylvania Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday for a shooting. The area is near Mosby Court and about five blocks from the assault scene.

The victim told detectives he was shot in the knee. An investigation revealed the injuries were self-inflicted and accidental, according to police.

Neighbors told CBS 6’s Brendan King that they heard several gunshots.

“I woke up out of my sleep,” Dajha Jones said. “There were ambulances and police cars everywhere.”

A CBS 6 crew noticed a police presence in the area shortly after that. Police dogs could also be seen.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.