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Man killed in Richmond shooting

Posted at 10:23 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 19:50:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a shooting Friday evening in Richmond's East End.

Richmond Police said officers were called for a person shot in the 1900 block of Redd Street just after 7:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Cortez L. Wright of Richmond suffering from a gunshot wound, Chelsea Rarrick with Richmond Police said.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Rarrick said the Medical Examiner will determine Wright's exact cause and manner of death.

Police urged anyone with information to come forward.

“This homicide occurred during the daylight and we believe several people were out in the area at that time,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino “We are asking anyone with information to please come forward.”

Wright's homicide preceded a violent morning in the city in which at least seven people were wounded in at least four separate shootings in Richmond.

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at 804-646-3929 or contact 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.