Daylight shooting leaves male dead in Union Hill alley

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police have identified the man shot and killed in the 800 block of North 21st Street in Union Hill as Jay Q. Wood, 47, of the 3100 block of Zion Street.

There was a call made for random gunfire at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, in the 700 block of Mosby. When police arrived they found Wood dead in the alley on N. 21st between Venable and Carrington streets, Lt. Daniel Minton confirmed.

Courier Ernest Little had pulled over on Venable to write in his log when he heard the gunshots.

Courier Ernest Little

Courier Ernest Little

“At least six, seven. A lady walking up the street like there was nothing to it.

Then all the police started coming.

“Mmm-mmm,” he said, shaking his head. “The middle of the day.”

“We have had no problems over here,” nearby resident Gwen Jefferson said. “I don’t know what’s going on. This is an ugly sight,
“I went to pick up my son from school and this is what I come home to.”

Union Hill resident Gwen Jefferson.

Union Hill resident Gwen Jefferson.

Lt. Minton said they have strong leads. Right now there are no suspects in custody. This is being called a death investigation for now, police said. If you have any information that can help police, please contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.