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Richmond Police investigating deaths of two men in crash

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 19:00:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Police Department is investigating the deaths of two 24-year-olds who were involved in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning.

Around 1:17 a.m., RPD officers were dispatched near the intersection of Forest Hill and Semmes Avenues for reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police found a vehicle that had left the roadway at the bridge over Reedy Creek in the 3600 block of Forest Hill Avenue and come to rest on an embankment at the creek.

Cinque Johnson, 24, of Richmond was pronounced dead at the scene and two others in the car were transported to a local hospital. Larry Branch, Jr, 24, of Richmond died while at the hospital. The other man is in serious but stable condition.

In addition to the injuries they received in the crash, the three men appear to have been shot.

Anyone who may have seen or heard something prior to the crash or has another tip to share is asked to call Detective M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533. Or they may contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com [7801000.com] or by smartphone, using the P3 app. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.