The Richmond Times Dispatch and NBC 12 reports:
Five people were shot and a sixth person was injured early Saturday morning after two gunmen entered a restaurant in Shockoe Bottom, announced a robbery and opened fire, Richmond police said. The two armed males went into Liquid Cafe in the first block of North 18th Street about 5 a.m., said Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley. During the encounter, shots were fired and five people were struck by gunfire, he said. Another person was injured, and police are trying to determine what caused those injuries. None of the victims has life-threatening injuries, Lepley said.
STATEMENT FROM POLICE CHIEF ALFRED DURHAM:
I am certain that we can all agree that this increasing gun violence in Shockoe Bottom is unacceptable – this cannot be the norm. Someone knows the perpetrators of this crime and we need the public’s help. We need people to call us when they hear or see something. We are already working with several stakeholders in the Shockoe Bottom community and we will continue to develop public safety strategies to reduce violence and bring a sense of calm to the area.
Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Nathan Reese at (804) 510-4183 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
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