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Man killed, woman injured in Richmond shooting

Posted at 9:35 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 00:40:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating a shooting left a man dead and a woman injured on Richmond's East End Thursday night.

Officers were called to the Oliver Crossing Apartments in the 1300 block of Coalter Street just after 7:30 p.m.

"Officers arrived and found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound," officers said. "He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to his injuries shortly after."

Additionally, officers said a woman was "self-transported" to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Medical Examiner will determine the victim's exact cause and manner of death, police said.

A WTVR CBS photojournalist on the scene spotted officers picking up shell casings from the street.

A witness said they heard more than ten shots.

Investigators are looking into "retaliatory murder motive," according to Crime Insider sources.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at 804-646-5324 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 submit a news tip here.