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Suspects sought in last night’s shooting on 22nd Street

From the RPD:

Suspects Sought in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Boy, Adult Male

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the vehicle and suspects in last night’s shooting incident of a 7-year-old boy and an adult male.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were called to the 1500 block of North 22nd Street in the Fairmount neighborhood for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found the two victims near a bus stop.

The victims were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Detectives believe the suspects were driving a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe with New York license plates. When the vehicle passed the two victims, a passenger in the Hyundai fired from the moving car, striking both victims. A photo of the suspect vehicle was captured on a nearby surveillance camera and is attached.

The motive for this shooting is unclear.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the vehicle of the suspects to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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This article by RTD confirms once again 36 homicides minus the pregnant woman killed on the southside yesterday. That would bring the total to 38 homicides total this year. There is also a ongoing death investigation which could bring the total to 39 total.

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Gangs, rivalries and despair: Inside the youth-driven violence in Richmond’s public housing communities
http://www.richmond.com/local/city-of-richmond/inside-the-youth-driven-violence-in-richmond-s-public-housing/article_b1c0b104-1e1f-580c-b541-b58c47cd3e99.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email
It’s almost as if the RTD came to CHPN.net and read my comments then took to the streets to see if the sauce on the spaghetti was real! And it is!! I told you guys these public housing neighborhoods have 3 and 4 gangs operating inside theM