RICHMOND, VA--Richmond Police say robbery was likely
the motive behind a double shooting that sent two people to the hospital Sunday
The first shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in the 3700 block
of Delmont Street,
just off Laburnum Avenue.
When police arrived at the scene, they found an 18-year-old man suffering a
gunshot wound to his back.
The victim, who was found in the stairwell of an apartment building, was
taken to VCU Medical Center
with life-threatening injuries, police said.
A second shooting victim was found just a few blocks away, near the Richmond City—Henrico County line.
The second victim, a 17-year-old, also suffered a gunshot wound to the back
and was taken to VCU
with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Police said both victims may have been shot in the same location, and the
second victim then walked a few blocks. The victims are not cooperating, and police
suspect suspicious activity.
Police said they do not believe there is a threat to the community.
No suspect description was given.
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