Police believe 2 South Richmond shootings are related

Posted at 6:35 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 23:13:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Police are investigating a shooting after a man and woman were found shot at two separate locations on Richmond’s Southside.

Police said that around 4:58 p.m. officers responded to the 2900 block of Decatur Street after receiving a call for a man shot.

The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injures.

While investigators were on the scene they received a call for a woman shot in the 2600 block of Southwood Parkway, which is around two miles away from the first location.

Upon arrival, officers located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment parking lot. She was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Richmond Police tell CBS 6 that they believe both shootings are related and happened inside a burgundy SUV on Decatur Street.

They believe the female victim was then dropped off two miles away on Southwood Parkway.

Several people were outside in the ensuing chaos.

"Cops are everywhere with the apartment security and yellow tape,” said Tisha Laswell, who says news of the violence came as no surprise in her Southside community.

She claims that she, too, has been a victim of crime here. "I've been robbed out here twice.  A year or so ago, someone was stabbed out here and people get shot at,” Laswell said.  “It's always like that."

Police have not released any suspect information, but said they are looking for a burgundy SUV.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (804)780-1000.

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

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