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Man shot to death in Creighton

A man was shot to death just after midnight this morning in the 2100 block of Creighton Road. No details have been released.

This is the East End’s 2nd killing in 2012, both of which have occurred in public housing complexes. This is the 17th for Richmond so far this year.

Over the previous 5 years, during which the area has averaged 12 killings per year, the East End has seen on average just over 5 killings by this date. 2011 was the best of recent years, with only 2 killings by June 9 — though the year ended the year with 13 killings. In 1994, 19 people had been killed in the East End by this date — almost 1 per week.

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