HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man is dead and three others a seriously injured after a quadruple shooting on Henrico’s East End early Thursday morning.
Police said the shooting took place on the intersection of Meadowbridge and Savannah avenues around 3:15 a.m. Authorities found four people who had been shot. One adult male was pronounced dead at the scene, later identified by police as Richard Jah’Ta Maxwell, a 23-year-old from Henrico County. The other three victims were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
One witness told 8News they were inside a building nearby for a gathering when things came to a halt. The man said music was playing just after 3 a.m. this morning when he heard about 12 to 13 gunshots coming from outside. He later found the victims laying on the ground.
One woman who lives nearby called the shooting “tragic,” telling 8News that she heard multiple gunshots last night, but she really didn’t think much of it because she hears gun shots every night in the neighborhood. Her husband heard the shots as well, she said, but thought that it was sound coming from the television.
Omar White who owns City to City Auto Sales nearby said this isn’t something he expected to see today, saying someone let things get out of control.
“Given that we’ve had so much progress here lately with our social issues, it’s really unfortunate. And it’s really troubling to see something like this happen in our neighborhood,” White said.
There is no suspect information at this time. Police couldn’t confirm if the four victims, all males between the ages of 22 and 28, knew each other. Stay with us for updates.