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Early-Morning Shooting Marks Richmond’s 15th Homicide in 2014

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A fatal shooting that occurred at an apartment complex early Thursday morning marks the City of Richmond’s 15th homicide in 2014. A fatal shooting that occurred at an apartment complex early Thursday morning marks the City of Richmond’s 15th homicide in 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A fatal shooting that occurred at an apartment complex early Thursday morning marks the City of Richmond’s 15th homicide in 2014.

Around 3:05 a.m. on May 1, Richmond Police officers received a call for a person shot on Greenmoss Drive, at the Bramblewood Estates Apartments off of Jahnke Road. Police arrived to find a man outside suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim later died at the scene.

Officers are canvassing the neighborhood and talking to witnesses in the early stages of their investigation. No suspect information has been released at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting “iTip” followed by the tip to 274637.

On Tuesday, April 29, the Richmond Police Department told ABC 8News that 14 homicides had been committed within the city limits so far this year, compared to six murders in the same time frame in 2013.

Thursday morning’s shooting marks the city’s 15th homicide in 2014 and the second this week. A 50-year-old man died from a gunshot wound outside his home on Montecrest Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Stay with ABC 8News on air, online and on the go for updates on this developing story as they become available.


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