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Richmond mom shot and killed sitting on porch

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 21:56:40-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A woman was fatally shot while sitting on a porch in Richmond early Tuesday evening, according to police.

Family members identified the shooting victim as 31-year-old Shaquita Mitchell.

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Shaquita Mitchell

They said Williams was a mother to seven children, including a set of five-year-old triplets.

Police were called to the 3000 block of Lamb Avenue, near East Brookland Park Boulevard, at about 6:26 p.m. for the shooting.

First responders took Williams to the hospital where she died.

"Detectives have information about a white sedan that traveled the wrong direction on Lamb Avenue at the time of the shooting," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "An occupant of the vehicle fired shots towards a residence where the victim was seated on the porch."

Click here to donate to Shaquita's funeral and child support fund.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.