Police identify teen killed in triple shooting, second teen brain dead

Posted at 8:21 PM, Mar 30, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. – One teen has died from his injuries after a triple shooting in Mosby Court early Wednesday morning. Crime Insider sources said the teen was shot in the head outside the apartment complex.

Police have identified the victim as Taliek K. Brown, 15, of Richmond.

He was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m. Thursday after being removed from life-support at VCU Medical Center.

A 16-year-old girl was also shot in the head, according to Crime Insider sources. That girl has been identified as Mykaisha Smoot, according to her mother.

The teen's mother confirmed Smoot is brain dead at VCU Medical Center. She has not officially been pronounced dead at this time, according to police.

The shootings happened around at approximately 1:21 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street.

An adult woman was also found with an apparent gunshot wound. Her wound is not considered life-threatening. Officials indicated that the adult was taking out her trash when she was struck in the crossfire.

Neighbors in Mosby Court reported hearing anywhere from 15 to 20 gunshots.

The motive for the triple shooting is unclear, and why two teens were hanging out at 1:20 a.m. in the morning on a school night is unknown.

Police are still searching for suspects in the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.



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