Police: 15-year-old killed in Thursday afternoon shooting in Richmond


This is the city's fifth fatal shooting so far this week

The Richmond Police Department responded to a shooting on Lynnhaven Avenue Thursday afternoon.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department said a 15-year-old boy was killed in a Thursday afternoon shooting.

RPD said officers responded to Lynnhaven and Afton Avenue after a shooting occurred on April 8.

Officers arrived at the scene shortly after 4:45 p.m. where they found the teen victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later passed away.

This is the fifth fatal shooting the city has seen so far this week.

“We all lose when we lose these young people to violence,” said Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith.

He said RPD has made no arrests in any of them. Chief Smith says RPD has strong leads in some of these investigations, but would not say which ones.

Any tips about the shooting can be reported to Major Crimes Detective J. Larry at (804) 646-5896 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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