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Richmond Police investigating two deadly shootings

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Posted at 5:50 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 14:16:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Police are investigating three homicides after two separate shootings that happened early Friday morning in the city.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of Chateau Drive on the Southside for the first shooting around 1:15 a.m. A man with gunshot wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later identified the victim as 28-year-old Marcus Smith Jr. of North Chesterfield.

Anyone with information about this death investigation can contact Major Crimes Detective N. Reese at (804)-646-0712.

The second shooting happened about 30 minutes later in the 2500 block of Rosetta Street in the Fairfield Court area.

Police found a woman and a man with gunshot wounds at this scene. The woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, police said.

Police identified the victims as 38-year-old Jermorlo Butler of Aylett and 42-year-old Demetrise Simmons of Richmond.

Anyone with information about this second deadly shooting can contact Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at (804)-646-5324.

It doesn't appear that these two shootings are connected.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 if you have information about either shooting. 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.

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