Police investigating separate shootings in Richmond’s east end


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police are investigating separate shootings in the city’s east end Tuesday night. The crimes occurred less than a mile apart and within an hour of each other.

The first shooting occurred in Whitcomb Court in the 2300 block of Bethel Road at around 7:30 p.m. Police sources tell 8News that a man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the leg on Bethel Street.

Police said the man was arguing with a man who he knew prior to being shot.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Smith at (804) 646-6996 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Less than an hour later at around 8:25 p.m., officers were called to the 804 Market in the 1600 block Mechanicsville Turnpike, less a mile away from the scene in Whitcomb Court. Police say that when they arrived, the victim had already been transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle. Police say she was shot in the arm and that her injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

She told police that an unknown man approached her while she was in the parking lot of the store, before taking out a gun and shooting her.

Police believe the incident was an attempted robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective E. Livengood at (804) 646-3185 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Police said that they do not believe that the two incidents are related.

These are the second and third shooting incidents police have responded to Tuesday. Earlier in the afternoon, a man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in the city’s Southside.

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