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Some shooting, maybe an arrest on Q Street

“About a dozen” gunshots brought police to 34th and Q Street just after 3:30 PM this afternoon, according to one witness. There don’t appear to be any injuries, and one man is in handcuffs on a bench nearby.

Anybody got the facts here?



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Emory Plessinger 11/02/2017 at 4:14 PM

Yep just another sunny day in Richmond! Geeez!

CJ Walker 11/02/2017 at 4:21 PM

Not too far from where my mom lives. Thank God she was already at work. She could have been caught in the crossfire of this.

Natalie Smith Garcia 11/02/2017 at 4:44 PM

Last night there was a lot of gun shots around Fairmont. We all dropped to the floor. Anybody else hear it? Whats going on?

Church Hill People's News 11/02/2017 at 4:49 PM

Heard today about a drive by on R Street near 19th about 6:30. You hear something different?

Emily Klinedinst 11/02/2017 at 4:55 PM

Heard some noises the other day up here at Peter Paul but no sirens so I guess no one was hit.

Natalie Smith Garcia 11/02/2017 at 4:58 PM

I heard shot around 7:00 pm and the around 1:00 am last night.

Natalie Smith Garcia 11/02/2017 at 5:00 PM

Anybody got hurt on the drive by?

Natalie Smith Garcia 11/02/2017 at 5:04 PM

I wonder if it is the same person? Because is on the same area.

Paul Granger 11/02/2017 at 6:35 PM

No one injured in the drive by at 6:30. 3 shots fired into lower Mosby.

David Seibert 11/02/2017 at 7:24 PM

I was standing out front on Q St. Freaked me out. I have a kid now! Can’t be getting shot out here selling houses.

Dave Seibert 11/02/2017 at 8:29 PM

There were maybe 5 or 6 shots. Then maybe a min later 6 more. In between a bunch of midteens went running from the store. I don’t think they were involved. Probably just hanging out around the store. I was standing right there but didn’t see a shooter. Cops got there in about 30 seconds. I was impressed.

K 11/02/2017 at 9:22 PM

Kid ran down 34th holding a gun. Couldn’t have been more than 14.

Tammy Snyder 11/02/2017 at 8:58 PM

When is this going to cease!

Lee 11/03/2017 at 3:04 AM

I was just a few blocks from there all day working on a renovation/repair project except for when I ran out to grab a late lunch and run an errand or two. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like this kind of stuff (not theft so much as random violence or unexplained gunfire) happens at odd times during the day more often lately, and not just in Oakwood/Chimbo but in the surrounding areas too (someone correct me if I’m wrong – maybe just confirmation bias on my part).

I wonder if there’s any common thread linking these incidents like proximity to corner stores, or areas/times of day when there aren’t enough people on the street to deter this kind of behavior, or something overlooked / unexpected like the relative number of cars parked on the street. This ones a little concerning because I assume it falls into the 2-3 hour window where kids are out of school but parents are still at work, but I don’t know the school start/end times.

Dubois2 11/03/2017 at 7:22 AM

Was the shooting inside the corner store?

Rick Tatnall 11/03/2017 at 8:05 AM

@ Tammy Snyder – It is not going to cease until we as citizens recognize that we all must get involved in creating solutions for the violence and education problems we face, instead of bemoaning the problems and passing the responsibility off on the police and government. Yesterday’s incident on 34th Street and the incidents Lee has been witnessing are happening almost daily in Whitcomb Court, leading to the school bus shooting the other day. They happen in other areas of the East End and in Southside too. The apparent common denominator in these particular incidents are young teenagers out of school and their easy access to guns. These youth may be truant, or maybe they are part of the more than 1000 out of school suspensions that have already been handed out in less than two months of the RPS school year. Either way, we as a society must figure out a way to get them in school and/or a structured learning environment to change their course, or we will suffer their wrath again and again. The same citizen involvement and support will be needed to fix the other public safety and education problems our society is facing. Lots of words with very little action over many years has put Richmond and America on the brink of chaos on many social fronts. This is an “All Hands On Deck” moment of time and our lives and our livelihoods are at stake.

Jeff mosh 11/03/2017 at 10:19 AM

I heard something about a gun being thrown in a garbage pail, and nobody was hurt or arrested. Gunshots seem to be a common occurrence around here. Living right across the street from here. Considering the police station is at the other end of this block, and police are always driving up Q street and Oakland doesn’t seem to deter the stupidity.

E 11/03/2017 at 1:17 PM

Obviously, these kids have too much free time and are getting sucked into bad situations. I think schools need to change the suspension policy. Seems counter productive to pull kids out of school. Instead their punishments should be required book reports, projects and after school activities.

SueWho 11/04/2017 at 11:44 AM

If students are truant, I guess we need more truant officers to do a home check for chronic absenteeism and/or skipping school. If the students are suspended, the worst thing RPS can do is require ‘in-home suspension’ for students. Playing video games, texting, watching TV, and roaming the streets isn’t much a punishment, and many of these kids won’t do the required schoolwork anyway.

I wish the suspended students could stay in school until 5:00 PM taking literacy courses, anger management classes, and conflict resolution classes involving role playing. Teach accountability, have these students learn to help the teachers and custodians tidy up the classrooms,…More male mentors are needed in at-risk schools, they could even play some reacreational sports with the suspended students. Behavior problems and a lack of impulse control are pervasive in most all of the RPS schools.

Dave Seibert 11/04/2017 at 2:41 PM

Any update on this?


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