Police identify victims in Hopewell double murder

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 23:21:36-04

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police are investigating a double murder at a Hopewell apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Ruth Harris Way after two men were found dead inside of a residence.

Sources tell CBS 6 that a woman came home to her apartment Tuesday afternoon and found two men dead. There is no word on that woman’s relationship to the two men. Those sources said the shooting is believed to have occured earlier in the day.

“Based on evidence discovered at the scene, members of the Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit subsequently initiated a homicide investigation,” according to a police spokesperson.

Jon Burkett reports that one victim’s father confirmed that his son and his nephew were shot to death.

Police have identified the victims as Joseph Darnell Wooden, 31, and Alexander Allen III, 23, both of the City of Hopewell. Crime Insider sources said both men were shot in the head.

CBS 6 is working to learn more information about the double murder.

Police is asking that anyone with any information to provide regarding the homicides, contact Lead Detective Benjamin Ransom at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202. You can also provide a tip anonymously via the P3tips app.

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

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