Police: 2 injured in separate shootings blocks apart in South Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating separate shootings that occurred blocks away from one another in South Richmond.

The first happened shortly before noon in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue in Manchester. Officers responded and found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Less than two hours later, police were called to the 1000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway for reports of a person shot and found another man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to VCU Medical Center with injuries that were said to be non-life threatening.

As police investigate both shootings, a heavy police presence has also formed on the 2200 block of Gordon Ave. An 8News crew on scene noticed roughly 20 officers, detectives and an RPD K9.

No other details have been released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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