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Another shooting in Oakwood

Male arrives in hospital with life-threatening injuries, says he was shot in East End The Richmond Times Dispatch reported an incident where a man was admitted to a hospital after suffering from being shot near the intersection of 37th and R St. No arrests have been made nor details to release. The reported shooting is in the Oakwood area of the East End. Remember, if you see something say something. You can call 911 if it’s an emergency or the Richmond Police Non-Emergency Number is (804)646-5100. Other relevant stories Oakwood Ave and 21st shooting

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20 comments

Emory Plessinger
Emory Plessinger 07/26/2018 at 12:10 PM

It amazes me that the price of homes & rent in CH continues to increase simply because it’s Church Hill when there’s shootings every single week :-O

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EastEnder 07/26/2018 at 3:20 PM

Ugh. As an Oakwood resident, I’m pissed off at yet another shooting in the area. For those that are intentionally silent when you see something suspect, you are complicit. For those that ignore the known drug houses and the dealers, you are complicit.

Finally, for those that hope to bring us all into the righteous intentional fellowship community by deliberately ignoring what goes on right next door (or across, a few doors down, etc.) and not contacting the police, you are more than complicit. You co-sign to this kind of violence when you hide behind your soft bigotry of low expectations.

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OakwoodResident 07/26/2018 at 5:13 PM

EastEnder, you are correct. Neighborhood folks – if you HEAR it, call. If you SEE it, call. Don’t give in to staying silent and doing nothing. Pay attention and don’t let things slide. Be visible. So many kids live here and hiding your homes won’t fix anything.

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Chrissy Schlegel
Chrissy Schlegel 07/26/2018 at 5:26 PM

Does anyone know what time this occurred? I was out of town for work for a couple of days and unaware this happend so close. I hope this person is ok and would appreciate more details get posted if the info surfaces.

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Mike 07/26/2018 at 8:33 PM

I have a friend that lives on Oakwood Ave. He sees, he calls and he calls and he calls again. The police know the drug houses. I’m just not sure why they continue to be drug houses ?

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Montserrat 07/26/2018 at 10:25 PM

@Chrissy–according to the Times Dispatch, the victim arrived at the hospital around 6:30 p.m. after suffering a life-threatening injury. So, it probably occurred just before or around 6:30.

@Mike–thanks to your friend for calling and calling. I think there are a few related reasons why they continue to be drug houses–if this shooting is in fact related to drugs, I don’t know. That said:

–Not enough people call or get in touch with the police. Some of my neighbors are elderly or scared, which I understand. At times, they’ve asked me to call the police on their behalf or speak to officers. I’m an older black woman and I’m just tired of all the foolishness.

Others see themselves as being part of the criminal lifestyle, so they definitely don’t call the police. This is also understandable. I don’t like it but I get it.

Another group of folks I’ve encountered around here are well-meaning mostly white professionals who basically tolerate and accept criminality because they don’t expect more from black folks who commit crimes.

–Since there has been some personnel changes at the 1st Precinct, information sharing gets lost or not communicated. Some officers don’t know what houses are the drug houses, who’s committing violence, etc.

–When the police do try to investigate and get evidence, it’s difficult since criminals rely on folks’ silence, and since the police may not know enough, they hit a wall…

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Arrbie 07/26/2018 at 10:50 PM

I have gone to RPD in person to give information on drug dealing . I have called. I have walked up to police on the street and given information. I guess they’re just too busy with the rampant drug trade to do anything unless they see it themselves.
Word is the person shot is one of the dealers. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least based on what I’ve seen in the last 6 months. When people from outside the neighborhood park on the street and go buy their stuff and then shoot up in broad daylight, you know there’s a serious issue. Fortunately, some long time residents have confronted the buyers, which has reduced the traffic here.
From what I’ve seen, residents talking together and all coming out to give these people the evil eye has been more effective than calling RPD.

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Johnathan 07/27/2018 at 8:06 AM

I used call quite frequently too and have gotten to the point that I have been broken down because of the lack of responsive action by the police and the government as a whole. There seems to be an overall feeling of powerlessness all around.

When an Officer knows about open-air drug markets, knows where the problem houses are, and other “broken-window” issues but still nothing gets done, what are residents suppose to do.

I don’t want to hide in my house and be afraid to walk to the many stores and restaurants but that is the reality; definitely not after the sundown and I never walk north even in the daytime.

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L 07/27/2018 at 8:24 AM

@ 2-3 – Please realize that a lot of people that are “intentionally silent” are silent because they are afraid of retaliation. Calling the police and making a report often necessitates having the police physically meet with you at your home or within public view to make a report.

In my work in property management, I have made a point of making myself available to tenants, at night if needed, to call and meet with the police for them. This started because residents would be upset about things that were going on at or near our (multifamily) properties, but would only call me and not the cops.

After talking with our tenants about the matter, it became clear that most of them wanted to try to put a stop to the illegal activity in the neighborhood, but they had either personally experienced retaliation or knew someone that had experienced retaliation.

Calling on behalf of someone else doesn’t always work (it can be problematic if I don’t personally witness whatever is going on), but I believe it has had a substantial impact in our neighborhood. For my efforts, however, I’ve had vehicles and property vandalized, received the occasional direct threat, and had people ring my doorbell or send threatening robocalls late at night. I’d do it all again and would encourage anyone else to find a way to stand up to people like that, but I mention because I know first hand that retaliation and intimidation for reporting crimes is very real

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Running Dog 07/27/2018 at 8:33 AM

WOW, third shooting in seven months, surely all tied to the same drug group. Controlling their territory, from the house on the 10 hundred block to the house on 1100 block and main house on 1200 block, with ties down the street. How many need to be shot before this community comes together and says enough? East ender, you hit the nail on the head.

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Oakwood Resident 07/27/2018 at 11:38 AM

I appreciate all of these points of view. But I will say, I have called countless times and given all details that I’ve seen/heard while on the 911 call, then when dispatch asks if I want the police to stop by to speak with me in person, I always decline. So as to not be a target myself. However, you CAN call and report without having them show up at your front door. You CAN be anonymous. If shots are fired, CALL. This incident happened at dinner time, and while many residents over there are gone at work or whatever, I am really concerned due to the fact that typically there are a lot of YOUNG kids outside playing.

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dontmincewords 07/27/2018 at 10:08 PM

I lived two blocks from a open air drug market in the early 1990s when Richmond was the ‘murder capital’ of the US. I called and I even walked my dog up and down the block as a distraction. Call, file a report and tell them if they need more info to call you back and/or meet them at the station. Nut up, people. S–t won’t change until you do. You have to become more of a nuisance than the actual drug dealers.

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Dubois2 07/28/2018 at 11:34 AM

@11, you make good points. There are a ton of ways to inform police without leaving your name, or having them come by the house. There’s the anonymous crime stoppers app, there’s personal meetings at the station, there’s the non emergency line. @9, please note this before essentially telling people that giving information will make them a target— it will not, unless they do go”on record” . You appear to be unwittingly playing into the ‘no snitching’ crap.

@6, I have seen the well meaning(ish) mostly white faith community folks deliver supplies to trap houses where the dealers are holed up and the runners are Running. . Kids with guns and heroin being used by grown people who are making dirty money hand over fist and eating from groceries delivered in the name of charity. Shaking my head. I believe that’s called feeding evil. Y’all ought to re:examine your beliefs or something.

@12, i totally agree. Keep on Muscling up buttercups:), and get better done. Thank you to each of you who have been brave and taken risks to do the right thing and make the neighborhood better for all of us and our kids.

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Johnathan 07/30/2018 at 8:00 AM

I noticed people referencing calling 911 on this this nonsense. The examples discussed here are not an emergency situation. Call the non emergency number and save the 911 dispatch for real emergencies.

804-646-5100

http://www.richmondgov.com/Police/Contacts.aspx

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Angela 07/31/2018 at 8:45 AM

@10 I assume you mean 1208 Oakwood? The yellow house where one of the residents was insured in a a bike-by-shooting (seriously, is this Friday?) and yet the drug activity continues. There are children living there. It makes me so sad and angry that nothing is done about it. The police just race up and down Oakwood at around 45 mph breaking the speed limit, endangering pedestrians, and allowing criminals to ruin the neighborhood. People do report.

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EastEnder 07/31/2018 at 11:29 AM

@15, Correction: 1206 is the yellow House where the shooting occurred.

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Dubois2 07/31/2018 at 7:02 PM

Angela, the house you are referring to is 1206 Oakwood, not 1208.

It is heartbreaking. I agree, and a real problem for all involved or nearby.

And the first precinct really is looking like it needs all the help it can get right now. I don’t know what’s goong on there, but we do need them to get it together.

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Running Dog 08/01/2018 at 12:43 PM

@ 15, everyone that lives in this community knows exactly which houses that are dealing. It’s the first of the month and they will be busy, already today they have been up early and at it. Remember if you see it call 804-646-5100. Yes it is sad to watch these small children grow up in that environment, it’s the only life they know.

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Brian 08/02/2018 at 8:42 AM

Anybody know how we’re doing murder/shooting-wise vs Richmond last year at this time?

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Angela 08/02/2018 at 12:53 PM

Thank you for the correction! Clearly had my house numbers wrong. @18 I will keep that number handy.

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