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RICHMOND, Va. — The 21-year-old man shot and killed in Richmond’s Bellemeade neighborhood Sunday night was identified as Lakim L. Booker, of Joplin Avenue.

Booker was found dead in a vehicle on Bowen Street at about 8:17 p.m. Sunday.

A second person, suffering a gunshot wound, was found few blocks away on Oakland Place.

“Detectives believe the two shooting are connected and are investigating them as related incidents,” a Richmond Police spokesman said.

Police have not yet released information about shooting suspects, nor what happened before the shootings.

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Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at 804-646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.