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Police ID woman killed in Brookland Park homicide

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-29 11:59:42-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Police are investigating after a woman was fatally shot in the city’s Brookland Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Officers received several calls reporting random gunfire near the intersection of West Ladies Mile Road and Griffin Avenue at approximately 1:01 a.m. Upon responding, they located a gold Ford Taurus in the 3100 block of Griffin Avenue. Inside, they found an adult black female in the driver’s seat who had died from being shot.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Yasheka D. Dehart.

The shooting marks the city’s seventh homicide of 2017.

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with several people who reported hearing gunshots. The police department is asking anyone with information about this homicide to either call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-3217 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

The investigation is ongoing. Stay with CBS 6 for updates on this story.