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RICHMOND, Va. – Police are investigating two shootings within a mile of each other in Richmond's East End. One scene is located in Richmond's Whitcomb Court neighborhood and a second shooting scene is located at the 804 Market on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Police said the first shooting happened in Whitcomb Court around 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officer located a male suffering from gunshot wound to the leg.

He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening.

There is no information on a suspect at this time.

While on the scene of the shooting, officers spend off to a second scene located at the 804 Market on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Police said a woman was shot in the arm around 8:25 p.m.

An 804 Market employee told CBS 6 that a woman arrived in a car and ran inside the market saying that she had been shot across the street.

Police said the shooting happened near the convenience store.

Investigators said they are looking for a black male with dread locks in connection to the second shooting. He was last seen walking towards Mosby Court.

Police said they have no information to believe the two shootings are related at this time.

A woman who grew up nearby said the community needs to step up.

“Unfortunately the community need to come out and start talking, opening their mouths. But when you grow up in the hood everybody talk about oh we ain't gonna speak, we scared... Some people not gonna speak,” said Shareka Flack.

The shooting are the second and third in the city on Tuesday. Earlier in the afternoon a man was shot in a drive-by shooting in South Richmond.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com.

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