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Man killed, teen hurt in Whitcomb Court shooting

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 16:21:28-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have launched a death investigation after a man was shot to death in Richmond's Whitcomb Court neighborhood early Friday morning.

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Deforrest Street for the report of shots fired at approximately 12:09 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a man suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooting victim, identified as Marquis Bowles, a man in his 20s, was pronounced on scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Police say a teen male was found injured nearby. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"Detectives have determined these two incidents are related," said a police spokesperson.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 363-0878 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.