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Victim ID’d in Gilpin Court shooting is Richmond’s 45th homicide

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Posted at 11:12 PM, Sep 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 23:30:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have released the name of the man killed after being shot in Richmond's Gilpin Court public housing neighborhood early Saturday morning.

RPD officials said a 4th Precinct officer heard gunfire in the 1000 block of St. Paul Street just after 1 a.m.

That officer discovered 41-year-old Anthony D. Mack, of the 3200 block of Enslow Avenue,  lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Mack was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The Medical Examiner's Office  will determine Mack's cause and manner of death, officials said.

Police said their investigating into the shooting is ongoing.

“We urge residents who may have seen or heard something suspicious to come forward with any information they may have,” Major Crimes Lt. Donald Davenport said. “If you see something, say something. Information from the community will lead us to the individual who committed this crime.”

Mack's death is the 45th homicide in the River City. The RPD which maintains a list of lives lost to homicide along with the status of each investigation.

There were 41 homicides for all of 2015.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at 804-646-3351 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com.