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Two women shot in Bellemeade area of Richmond

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 23:17:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A mother and a daughter are recovering after they were injured in a drive-by shooting while in their home in the Bellemeade area on early Wednesday morning.

Police received a report around 4:40 a.m. that shots were fired into a home or building in the 1400 block of Minefee Street. Officers found two women with gunshot wounds when they got to the scene.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital, but police said their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Neighbors said the two women hadn't lived in the house long, adding that they hope it is the last time they are woken up to the sound of gunfire.

"I have no idea what it will take to stop it. Like I said, I know everybody is trying. We are short of help. You know, the police, short of city workers and all. It's a hard time. It's a rough time right now and I don't see no help unless it comes from God," a neighbor who didn't want to be identified said.

Neighbors are hopeful that evidence collected at the scene can lead to the shooter. For now, they are just thankful to see another day.

Crime Insider sources said detectives believe the shooting was random.

Anyone with information can call Major Crimes Detective S. Donald at (804) 646-6456 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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