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Suspects charged in double shooting that drew police, SWAT to Richmond's East End

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Two men have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's shootings in Richmond's East End. 

Daquan Frazier and Ikeam T. Frazier were detained Thursday morning without any incident, and have been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

The two men, both from the 1300 block of Coalter Street, are brothers, sources told 8News. 

Dramatic video obtained by 8News captured the heated moments when police responded to a double shooting in Richmond's East End Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the shooting in the 1300 block of Coalter Street, near Mosby Court, shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Cell phone video sent to 8News shows officers approaching an apparent suspect with their guns drawn as shocked tenants stand nearby.

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows police respond to Richmond double shooting

Police said that two gunshot victims -- both males -- transported themselves to the hospital. One of them was suffering critical injuries; the second victim was said to have non-life threatening injuries.

A SWAT team was also called to the scene to assist investigators. 

"At some point, the officers decided to bring in more equipment and staffing, because they needed to clear out the area where they thought the shooting occurred," Richmond Police spokesperson James Mercante said during a Thursday afternoon press conference. 

"They weren't there when it happened and so they had to use whatever information was available to them."

8News later learned that marked Richmond Police Department vehicle that was on its way to the shooting was involved a two-vehicle crash.

The massive police investigation shut down the entire area for roughly an hour. The surrounding apartments were evacuated as police searched for a suspect. Tenants were allowed back into their homes at around 4:30 p.m. 

Police have not released any more information about the shooting, or whether or not a suspect is in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers (804) 780-1000. 

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.


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