RICHMOND, Va. -- Two people were shot and killed on Lamb Avenue in Richmond on Monday night.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Lamb Avenue at about 9:16 p.m.
"Officers arrived and located an adult male who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "A second adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound, was located nearby and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."
The names of the victims have not yet been released and the investigation into the violence is ongoing.
Richmond Police have reported 60 homicides in the city thru October 10, 2021.
Since 2000, Richmond has averaged approximately 60 homicides a year.
Between 2002-2005, more than 80 people a year were killed in crimes classified as homicides in the city. Over the last two years, more than 60 people were killed in crimes classified as homicides, according to Richmond Crime statistics.
In 1994, 160 people were killed in the City of Richmond. In 1997, the city's homicide number was 140.
|2021||58 homicides (as of Oct. 3, 2021)|
Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell at 804-646-7715 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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