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Shots fired in East End Monday; murder charge brought in teen’s killing last week

Posted at 11:23 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 06:48:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Crime Insider sources said nearly a dozen shots were fired in the 1300 block of Oakland Road Monday afternoon.

Around 2:15 p.m., a bus for special education students was close to where the gunfire erupted, according to those sources.

Police arrived and found a Honda sedan in a ditch, but no victim inside.

A gunshot wound victim did show up later at a local hospital, but denied being hit at the Oakland road location.

People living nearby said the shooting has rattled their nerves.

"It's sad that I can't get home. I live right in the area, been here for 10 years and never seen nothing like this before. Normally my kids play in the back yard, I don't think I even want them outside anymore," said one resident.

A couple of weeks ago, 15-year-old Jaywan Riley was killed outside the Graystone Apartments on Afton Ave in Richmond's Southside.

Monday, the Richmond Police Department announced a murder and firearm charge for his 14-year-old alleged killer.

In a bizarre twist, Crime Insider sources said both teens were friends and actually came to that location together. CI sources add detectives think both Riley and the teenager were running from that area and the 14-year-old fired the gun backwards without looking where he was shooting, hitting and killing Riley.