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2 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Richmond’s Hillside Court

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 07:43:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Two men are dead, and one man injured after broad daylight shooting in Richmond’s Hillside Court neighborhood.

Officers received a call for random gunfire in the 1800 block of Southlawn Avenue at approximately 12:51 p.m., according to Richmond Police. Upon arrival, officers found three men who had been shot.

Two were pronounced dead at the scene. The third man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police have not yet released information about a shooting suspect.

RRHA issued the following statement Monday afternoon:

Today, one of our neighborhoods, Hillside Court, was faced with the horror of a shooting where there were two fatalities and one serious injury.

The newly appointed President and CEO for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Damon E. Duncan, issued this statement in a press release:

“First, and foremost, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families affected by this tragedy. At this time we are not aware of the details surrounding this incident, however, we are working cooperatively with our police department to help bring this to a resolution. In addition, our Human Services staff are working with third party service providers who provide crisis counseling.

Again, our hearts and prayers are extended to the victims and the families affected by this horrible crime.”

If you have any information concerning this incident please contact our Richmond Police Department at 804-780-1000

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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