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VCU student killed in second deadly shooting on Gilmer Street

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 15:47:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Just 24 hours after a teen was shot and killed there, Richmond Police are investigating another deadly shooting on Gilmer Street in the Carver neighborhood.

This time, police said they were called to the 400 block of Gilmer Street for a report of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a man lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crime Insider sources said both deadly shootings are being investigated as homicides, but there's no information on possible suspects.

It's also unclear if these shootings are related, but police said they're looking into the connection and it may have something to do with drugs.

Police later identified the victim as 20-year-old Cody Woodson, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Police said the victim of Sunday night's shooting was a 17-year-old.

Witnesses tell CBS 6 they heard about six or seven gunshots around 8:15 Monday night along Gilmer Street.

One man who lives in the neighborhood said, "A lot of people who live here are the, you know, college students. They're renting, so they're not really invested in the community. For the investors that own homes here, it's kind of nerve-wracking to see the fact that, you know, less than 24 hours, the same thing that happened yesterday happened again tonight."

CBS 6 had cameras rolling when police arrested a male and female that live along Glimer Street, but no word yet on if they're connected to the homicide investigation.

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