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Police identify man killed in Richmond double shooting

Posted at 6:25 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 18:25:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have identified the man killed during a double shooting in South Richmond Wednesday as Kyre E. Smith.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Halifax Avenue for a shooting shortly before noon. Crime Insider sources tell CBS 6 the shooting was a drive-by shooting.

Those sources say two men were shot near a playground area in the area.

Smith, a male in his 20s, was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

The second man was also transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Sources say houses and cars were also hit during the shooting.

Crime Insider Jon Burkett reports shell casings littered the street and there were at least 37 evidence markers on Halifax street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective J. Larry at (804) 646-5896or 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.