One man killed, two others injured during southside altercations on Friday


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Following a series of incidents that the Richmond Police Department believe are connected, one man is dead, another is fighting for his life at the hospital and a third person has less serious injuries.

The Richmond Police Department said officers were called to the 1100 block of Commerce Road at 3:58 p.m. on Aug. 13, for a reported shooting.

When officers arrived they said they found an injured man who said there had been an “altercation.” The man was not shot, but it is unclear what injuries he sustained.

A few minutes later, police received a call for a person down in a vehicle in an ally in the 1700 block of Fairfax Avenue. An unresponsive man was found inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Another gunshot victim was found in a nearby alley. He is at the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

RPD said at this time they believe these incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 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.

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