Richmond police investigating fatal double shooting near Mechanicsville Turnpike convenience store

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is investigating a double shooting where two men were killed Saturday afternoon off of Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Police said they responded to a convenience store in the 1500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike at 3:51 p.m. for a report of a shooting, where they found two men dead with gunshot wounds.

Detectives believe 28-year-old Grant Ellison of Richmond shot and killed 24-year-old Tephon Reid of Chester. A third person at the scene who was previously uninvolved in the incident then shot and killed Ellison, according to RPD.

A member of the 8News team saw a heavy police presence near 804 Market at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Fairfield Avenue. Police taped off the area around the store, and a Crime Scene Unit truck was also at the scene.

Detectives are not looking for any further suspects at this time. However, the investigation continues.

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