Police release images of party goers who may have seen triple shooting

Posted at 1:27 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 15:32:27-04

RICHMOND, Va.  – The Richmond Police hope that witnesses will come forward to identify the suspects who they said shot three adults on July 24, one fatally.

Dozens of people were crowded into the foyer of an apartment building on West Broad Street late last month just minutes before a fatal shooting took place, police said.

Police shared videos and photos hoping to identify those who witnessed the shooting, and hold key information.

The shooting occurred around 2:45 a.m. on July 24, in the 1300 block of West Broad Street.

When police arrived they found three adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside the common area of an apartment building. The victims were transported to a local hospital.

One of those victims, Erik R. McCorkle, 24, of the 1800 block of Regal Drive in Henrico County, died at the hospital.

The other two victims, one male and one female, are expected to recover from their injuries.

“We know numerous people witnessed this shooting; many of whom have key pieces of information that could shine a new light on this case,” said Captain James Laino with the Major Crimes Unit. “We hope the individuals present that night can give us the missing pieces we need and point us to the person or persons responsible.”

Detectives have learned that several of those individuals are from outside of the metro Richmond area.

To date, they have identified witnesses from the Tri-Cities and Northern Virginia and have reason to believe other witnesses may live throughout Virginia.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at  Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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