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Richmond Police investigating two potentially related shootings

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Posted at 11:44 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 23:44:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Police Department is seeking information about two shootings that took place Monday night in the East End of the city that officers believe are related.

The first incident took place around 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of 30th and Clay Streets.

Witnesses say the occupants of two vehicles engaged in an exchange of gunfire in which more than two dozen shots were fired.

A few minutes later, in the 1400 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike there was another similar exchange of gunfire. RPD officers stopped one of the vehicles, a Chevrolet Sebring, near the intersection of Redd Street and Mechanicsville Turnpike. Two of the three occupants of the vehicle were detained on charges unrelated to the shootings and the vehicle, which was struck several times by gunfire, is being processed.

Police believe the second vehicle involved may have been a silver VW Jetta.

The Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed these shootings or has information to share anonymously to call Crime Stoppers at 804 780-1000 or on-line at www.7801000.com [7801000.com] or with the P3 smartphone app.

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