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Girl in 'late teens' killed, man injured in Richmond shooting, police say

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-18 09:20:33-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating a double shooting that killed a teenager early Saturday in Richmond's Gilpin Court neighborhood.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of St. James Street for the report of a person shot just after 12:10 a.m., according to Tracy Walker with Richmond Police.

"Officers arrived and found two victims suffering gunshot wounds; a female in her late teens was shot and pronounced dead at the scene and an adult male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound," Walker said.

The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment, officials said.

The Medical Examiner will determine the teen's cause and manner of death, Walker said.

The girl's death marks the 87th homicide investigation in Richmond for 2021.

Richmond’s murder rate per capita is now worse than New York City, and running on the heels of cities like Philadelphia and Chicago.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates 804-646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. 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.

🔎 WTVR.COM IN-DEPTH: Tracking Central Virginia Homicide Stats

Richmond Police have reported 90 homicides in the city thru Dec. 29, 2021.

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. Over the last two years, more than 60 people were killed in crimes classified as homicides, according to Richmond Crime statistics.

In 1994, 160 people were killed in the City of Richmond. In 1997, the city's homicide number was 140.

Below you will find a list of homicides reported in the City of Richmond (2000 - 2021). The raw data used in this table can be found here and here.

202190 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202066 homicides
201961 homicides
201854 homicides
201766 homicides
201662 homicides
201543 homicides
201441 homicides
201338 homicides
201245 homicides
201139 homicides
201044 homicides
200943 homicides
200831 homicides
200755 homicides
200672 homicides
200583 homicides
200490 homicides
200388 homicides
200283 homicides
200167 homicides
200075 homicides

Henrico

202125 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202015 homicides
20197 homicides
201812 homicides
201725 homicides
201616 homicides
201512 homicides

Chesterfield

202112 homicides (as of Dec. 29, 2021)
202016 homicides
201913 homicides

Petersburg

202118 homicides
202024 homicides