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15-year-old boy killed, 3-year-old girl shot in Richmond

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 15:09:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A 15-year-old boy was killed and a three-year-old girl was injured in two shootings late Tuesday night, according to Richmond Police.

Officers were called to the 3000 block of P Street, near N. 31 Street, at about 11:05 p.m. for the first shooting.

"Officers arrived and found a 15-year-old male in an apartment building who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "Detectives have information that the victim was shot while outside the apartment building and then entered the structure."

Later, in a second nearby apartment building, police found a three-year-old girl who'd been shot inside the building.

"It does not appear that the three-year-old victim was a target of the assault," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "She was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not considered life threatening."

Police have not released any information about the shooting suspects or motives.

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.