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Man found dead in car; killer on the loose in Richmond

Posted at 9:06 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 10:50:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in South Richmond Tuesday night.

Police responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the 701 block of Jeff Davis Highway around 7:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the man dead inside a vehicle-- shot multiple times, in front of the Express convenience store.

Police do not have a suspect in custody and there is no suspect description at this time.

Police said they don’t have any witnesses and have not identified the victim but are asking the community to help them solve the violence.

“This is frustrating this is homicide number 23 in a year and when is it going to stop?” Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham asked.

Chief Durham

701 Express Convenience Store clerk Omar Omari told CBS 6's Brendan King they have turned over surveillance video to police. 

A neighbor says he arrived home moments after the shooting and said "I was afraid my children would see a dead body." 

Police asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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