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Double shooting on Princess Anne

From wric8:

Richmond police tell 8News a man and woman, both with gunshot wounds, showed up to VCU Medical Center just before 1 a.m. […] Police say the shooting happened in the area of 1900 Princess Anne Avenue in the Jefferson Park area.

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21 comments

Chris 07/26/2017 at 8:00 PM

Shocked I say!

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Ben 07/26/2017 at 8:32 PM

Ugh, really? So I guess besides hoping my son doesn’t notice all the condom wrappers under the new playground equipment we need to worry about this?

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Marna Oh Marna 07/27/2017 at 4:49 AM

I bet the value of those new houses go down. Blood and police tape, free with purchase.

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Daniel 07/27/2017 at 10:41 AM

Well, now I don’t feel safe living around there anymore. Not that I really did in the first place. I hope Mosby crime can stay in Mosby.

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Eric Huffstutler 07/27/2017 at 11:08 AM

I am actually kind of surprised that this old of established block and the new condos/apts haven’t pushed this sort of thing away but… it is the summer months. The heat always raised crime rates. As far as the park being used for another form of playground, doesn’t the police patrol this area or, the people who live in front of it notice and report the activities?

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Joe 07/27/2017 at 2:06 PM

I go to Jefferson Park multiple times a week. I often go at night to enjoy the view (I live one block away).

The dead end is where many of the more sketchy people hang out in their cars. They sit in their cars and smoke weed.

It would do wonders if they just made it so people couldn’t park up against the dead end. They back in so they can face down the road and see if anybody is coming. They never get out and go to the park or try to catch the view (trees are blocking them).

Also, the new condos are still under construction so there is nobody in them to call the police.

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urbngrilla 07/27/2017 at 2:14 PM

The developer of the four new homes (at the end of PAnne across from the playground) made it abundantly clear to the community (during CAR negotiations) that he doesn’t give a shit about the community or the park. All he cares about are the city skyline views to the west.

Neighbors lobbied the developer and CAR to keep all 4 main entrances (with front porches) facing the park like the rest of PAnne. Public safety and engagement with neighbors was the goal. Developer fought it tooth and nail. The compromise was 2 entrances facing the park with what amounts to a denuded stoop instead of a spacious front porch like the other homes on the block.

No eyes on the park–but big views to the west for all 4 new homes. They will deliberately turn the residents away from their community and the park.

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UnionHillian 07/27/2017 at 3:54 PM

This was, unfortunately, just a matter of time. (Some of) the residents of that block have made diligent and passionate efforts to call attention to & deal with the illicit activities here. Now RPD cannot ignore the issues in the Park. Time for FULL COURT PRESS to end the tradition of this activity in & around the Park.

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CH 07/27/2017 at 4:51 PM

The people that live in front of the park call the police on a regular if not daily basis.

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Kay9 07/27/2017 at 6:29 PM

@7 Regardless of the views and as long as Mosby is in the backyard, these units will have very little appeal to most.

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Eric Huffstutler 07/28/2017 at 1:34 AM

@7 urbngrilla

Why do I keep seeing this reoccurring theme? That a developer comes in and goes totally against all request or demands and the city allows it rather than telling them to “hit the road” and they will find a developer who will play ball with the CAR?

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Eric Huffstutler 07/28/2017 at 1:39 AM

The CAR needs to grow a backbone and a set of brass balls if they want to continue their credo. At one time, ten or so years ago, they did not allow any crap. What’s the use of their existing if they do not enforce the ordinances they created?

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Bob 07/28/2017 at 2:24 PM

Crime in church hill? That’s unheard of! Maybe I should have moved to the west end instead. “I hope mosby crime can stay in mosby.” Then don’t live near mosby, or church hill. Dont get me wrong crimes never good but get over yourself, don’t act like it’s not happening all around church hill and get upset just because something happened closer to where you live.

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Lee 07/29/2017 at 4:08 PM

Eric, frankly, CAR does a great job of preserving existing/historic structures, but pretty poor job when it comes to anything new (their new construction guidelines actually encourage mediocrity, in my opinion).

Back to the original subject: What was the beef about, anyway? I assume this wasn’t just random, was it?

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Eric Huffstutler 07/30/2017 at 10:27 AM

@14 Lee… yes, I was pretty much addressing their lack of decisiveness and stance on new build issues. They let developers and others walk all over them, which was not always the case in years past. There are written ordinances supposedly enforced by their department which govern what can and can’t be done with new developments or infills.

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