RICHMOND, Va. – Two men were shot Monday afternoon at the Shamrock gas station along the 5700 block of Hull Street Road in South Richmond. Police were called to the gas station about 2:40 p.m.
Both men injured were taken to VCU Medical Center.
Around 8 p.m. one victim died of his injuries. The second victim’s injuries are not life threatening.
Police have not yet said if they were looking for suspects in connection to the shootings. An eyewitness tells us she pulled into the gas station to pump gas. That’s when she noticed two men standing on outside the convenience store talking.
She said once a third man exited the store the two men began fighting the third guy. The witness said initially she could not tell if the two men were just play fighting with the third man.
When it appeared that they were kidding around, she said she felt safe enough to go into the store.
She said she was terrified moments later when she spotted the man who was being attacked grab a gun from his car, and then she heard gunshots.
“I am not sure who was shooting, honestly,” she said. “I saw one guy go and get the gun and by that time I ran into the store and I was like lock the door, lock the door get down. In the midst of me saying that, they started shooting.”
The woman also said she spotted one of the men grab what appeared to be a jar with marijuana in it as he ran across the street.
Investigators did not confirm whether or not they think this may be drug-related.
Captain Martin Harrison said it is still early in the investigation and they are still trying to develop information about suspects.
Police said they will be conducting hourly patrols in the Southside area, to make sure there are no occurrences and no retaliation.
Because the investigation is still on going and detectives are working to notify the victim’s next of kin, they are not yet identifying him or releasing any further details about the incident.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.