RICHMOND, Va. – A mother of three children was fatally shot in her east Richmond apartment.
Tychelle Johnson, 25, of the 1400 block of Jennie Scher Road in Fulton, was found at approximately 1:38 a.m. after police received a call for a person shot.
Johnson’s body was found inside the residence at the Ashley Oaks Apartments, police said. She had suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was also located. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
"I just hope whoever did this gets caught or turns themselves in, so we can get justice, we can get sleep, and we can get peace for what happened," a relative of the deceased woman said at the crime scene.
That relative said the deceased woman and the injured man had children together. Relatives also indicated the children were home at the time of the violence.
Brandon Metts was Johnson's supervisor at Arby's. He was at the location Thursday to support the employees during this difficult time.
"She's made a lasting impressing on the staff, the management here," Metts said.
Johnson was scheduled to work Thursday morning.
"She was one of those girls that when you walked into the store, you look forward to seeing because she brightened up the day," he said.
Ronni Moss doesn't know the family personally, but quickly found out about the tragedy.
"When the story broke many hearts and minds were affected by that," said Moss.
Moss' foundation, Future In Mind, which helps the youth, created a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the children to make sure they still have a Christmas.
"Any leftover funds will be going towards the children to help them in the long run as far as care," said Moss.
Detectives are actively pursuing all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com.
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