RICHMOND, Va – Richmond police officials are investigating eight separate shootings that happened since Saturday.
The most recent shooting happened early Monday morning in Church Hill North. Police say they got a call around 2 a.m. for reports of shots fired. Detectives found two men who were shot lying in the street near the intersection of N 31 St. and T St. Both were taken to the hospital. One of those men has life-threatening injuries.
Police received a call around 2 a.m., for reports of shots fired. Detectives found two men who were shot lying in the street near the intersection of N 31 St. and T Street. Both were taken to the hospital. One of those men has life-threatening injuries.
Both victims were taken to the hospital; one of those men has life-threatening injuries.
"It is a shame because you have a lot of little kids coming up now and they live in the area with what's going on and it's a continuous thing,” said Fred Robinson, who lives in Richmond. "A lot of it involves stray bullets, kids innocent people that have nothing to do with what's going on.”
Robinson said he was shocked to hear that there had been eight shootings since Saturday morning, and that three of those happened within a five-hour span.
“The neighborhood is getting more integrated so a lot of the crime has slowed down and stopped but you still have people that come through the areas and do their transactions and that's when you end up with stuff like shootings,” he said.
Police say one man was shot on the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Just an hour before that, another man was shot near Whitcomb Court. Both those men have non-life threatening injuries.
Robinson says that in order to help reduce crimes community members and officials need to get more involved
"Not enough participation as far as the neighbors, not enough police interaction between the neighborhoods and stuff like that,” he said.
Richmond police don’t think these shootings were related. But they are asking for witnesses to 780-1000 if they have any information.