Police investigating death of teen in Richmond

Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 01, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-01 18:31:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police in Richmond are now investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 14-year-old in the city Sunday night.

Richmond Police say at around 10:54 p.m. Sunday night officers were called to the intersection of 4th Avenue and Front Street for a reported shooting. Once there officers found a 14-year-old male in the street unresponsive.

"He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound," James Mercante of Richmond Police wrote in a release, "He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."

On Monday, Richmond Public Schools leaders announced that the teenager was a student at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. The school board held a moment of silence for the teen at a budget presentation to the city council on Monday afternoon.

Richmond School Board member Dr. Shonda Harris-Muhammed said she was devastated and heartbroken over the loss of another RPS Student to gun violence.

"To put it bluntly, I'm tired of this! I'm tired for our families, our staff, our community. I'm just tired of losing our students to senseless acts of violence. I'm praying for the family and all who knew the student."

Neighbors near the scene tell CBS 6 that they are equally as shocked that the violence took the life of a teenager. They also say they are ready for the area to be rid of the violence.

Police add that the Medical Examiner will make the final determination on the manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers (804) 780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip. If you see breaking news, and can do so safely, shoot a photo or video and send it to CBS 6. You can also upload photos to our Facebook page or email from your phone.

SHARE on social media to SPREAD the WORD!

EAT IT, VIRGINIA restaurant news and interviews



Watch 'The Jennifer Hudson Show' weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 6!

📱 Download CBS 6 News App
The app features breaking news alerts, live video, weather radar, traffic incidents, closings and delays and more.