From Sector 111’s Lt.Sayles:
The Richmond Police Department is investigating two homicides that occurred in the East End.
At approximately 11:09 p.m. last night, officers were called to the 700 block of North 35th Street for the report of random gunfire. Officers arrived and found a female and a male in an alley behind a row of homes suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The female was dead at the scene. The male was transported to a local hospital but died shortly after arrival.
The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
Major Crimes detectives canvassed the neighborhood in the area of North 35th and M streets for information and Forensics detectives collected evidence from the scene. The investigation continues.
Detectives are actively working leads in the case, and encourage anyone with information on this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Ed Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or (804) 839-0959 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
These are the 7th and 8th killings in the East End this year.