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17-year-old killed in shooting on Gilmer Street

Posted at 12:43 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 15:47:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Richmond’s Carver neighborhood on Easter Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Gilmer and Marshall streets for reports of shooting around 6:20 p.m.

Police said they found a teen at the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead.

Less than 24 hours later, police responded to another deadly shooting on Gilmer Street. This time, a VCU student was gunned down.

Police are still working to find out if the two shootings are somehow related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or 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.