2 men found shot to death in apartment complex parking lot off Jefferson Davis Highway

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  Richmond Police are investigating after two men were found shot to death on Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a Southside Richmond apartment complex.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway around 3 a.m. after receiving a call about random gunfire. When officers arrived, they located two men who were unresponsive in the parking lot of a small apartment complex.

“The location of these death investigations, off the northbound lanes of Jefferson Davis Highway in front of a small apartment building, is in the Bellemeade section of the roadway near some industrial businesses,” Richmond Police said.

Authorities said both men suffered an apparent gunshot wound and were pronounced dead at the scene. They were transported to the Medical Examiner who will determine the cause and manner of death.

8News spoke with Alfred Bray, who lives in the complex and whose door frame was struck by the gunfire, said seeing police lights in the area isn’t unusual, but that witnessing a crime scene first-hand was ‘a little shocking.’

Alfred Bray

Bray said he was woken by 6-8 gunshots. When he noticed police lights in the parking lot, that’s when he looked outside and noticed two bodies.

“It was obvious that they had died because the ambulance had came and they weren’t putting them on the stretcher,” Bray said. “Just was sad to see two individuals laying there in the rain with nothing, no life in them.”

Officers are still searching for a suspect. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Major Crimes, Detective M. Young, at (804) 646-3926 or at Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000

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