RICHMOND, Va. -- One man is dead and a second man was taken into custody as Richmond Police investigate the city's first homicide of 2022.
"Officers were called to the 2200 block of West Grace Street for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male down and unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "Officers have an adult male detained and are not currently looking for any other suspects."
The fatal shooting was reported at about 1:18 p.m. on Friday along West Grace Street, near North Allison Street, in the Fan.
Police have not yet released the names of those involved in Friday's violence.
There were 93 homicides in Richmond last year, according to Richmond Police statistics.
That figure was the highest in recent history:
- 2020 - 66 Richmond homicides
- 2019 - 59 Richmond homicides
- 2018 - 52 Richmond homicides
- 2017 - 66 Richmond homicides
- 2016 - 62 Richmond homicides
- 2015 - 43 Richmond homicides
- 2014 - 41 Richmond homicides
- 2013 - 38 Richmond homicides
- 2012 - 45 Richmond homicides
- 2011 - 39 Richmond homicides
- 2010 - 44 Richmond homicides
Since 2000, Richmond has averaged approximately 60 homicides a year. Between 2002-2005, more than 80 people a year were killed in crimes classified as homicides in the city. In 1994, 160 people were killed in the City of Richmond. In 1997, the city's homicide number was 140.
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