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4 wounded, 1 critically, in spate of Richmond shootings

Police: 'Investigations are ongoing; no suspect descriptions'
Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 14:07:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities are investigating a spate of shootings in Richmond over the past 24 hours that left four people wounded, including a 17-year-old boy.

Officers were first called to the 200 block of N 4th Street for a report of a shooting at 8:55 p.m. Friday.

"Once on scene, they found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries."

Then police were called to the 6000 block of Derwent Road for the report of a person shot at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

"Once on scene, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound," police said. "He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries."

Officers were later called to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a person shot at 3:30 a.m.

"Once on scene, they found an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound," officials said. "She was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries."

Finally officers were dispatched to a local hospital at 5:40 a.m. for a report of a 17-year-old boy who had shown up with apparent gunshot wounds.

"He is being treated for non-life threatening injuries," police said.

Detectives believe that shooting happened in the 2100 block of Accommodation Street, officials said.

"These investigations are ongoing," police said. "At this time, there are no suspect descriptions."

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. Both Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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