From the Richmond Police Department:
Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in a homicide that occurred this morning in the city’s east end as Alton L. Neal, 37, of the 2100 block of Cedar Street.
Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were called to the 2000 block of Fairfield Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are in the early stages of this investigation. A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Police are asking anyone in the community with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
This is the 11th killing in the East End this year, and number 55 for Richmond. Though Richmond as a whole has seen a spike in killings this year, the East End is on pace to come in under the 14 homicides in the area in 2015.
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