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Victims of ‘park sex shooting’ say man arrested is not the shooter

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police announced Friday that U.S. Marshals helped them arrest 49-year-old Walter Hill Jr. for malicious wounding after a shooting at the Blackwell Park basketball courts. But both shooting victims said Hill was not the person who pulled the trigger.

Walter N. Hill, Jr. (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Walter N. Hill, Jr. (PHOTO: Richmond Police)


The violence began after several teens got into an argument with Hill and woman after they spotted the couple having sex near the basketball courts, according to police sources and confirmed by the victims.

Both shooting victims said Hill was angry the kids were making fun of him, so he called for armed reinforcement.  The victims said a fight broke out when those reinforcements arrived in two cars.

"Two cars pulled up and he was like ‘y'all getting involved, so y'all gonna’ pay the consequences,’" a 19-year-old shooting victim, who requested a hidden identity, recalled. The 19-year-old victim was shot in the back and is now recovering at a rehab facility. "There were 11- to 15-year-old kids around."

Blackwell shooting victim, 19, speaks from rehab center.

Blackwell shooting victim, 19, speaks from rehab center.

The other shooting victim, a 17-year-old boy, was shot in the left hand, right abdomen and right elbow.

"After I finished running, I looked down and the blood was dripping," the second victim said.

The mother of the 19-year-old victim said she can't believe all of this played out in broad daylight with kids around.

"I mean out in the open, having sex with someone?” she said.  “That's amazingly stupid."

The 19-year-old victim has at least three more weeks at the rehab facility before he will be sent home.  The 17-year-old is out of the hospital, but had to return to get his bandages replaced Monday.

If you know anything about this shooting you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.



  • SMH

    I sure hope this Hill character is still in custody. He just as well pulled the trigger when his trifling butt made the call. That’s clear case of child endangerment. Hold him long enough he’ll talk. Watch idiot justice dept make a deal.

  • manalishi

    Now i’m pretty sure the “tolerant” Obozo supporters will turn to their weak side in disgust of this. I contend that this would be a perfect opportunity to WATERBOARD this POS until he tells who his reinforcement thugs were.. Now if that hasn’t cheesed the liberal trash that finds Walter Hill Jr. and the gangsta’s actions fully acceptable based on “disparity” issues, I fully endorse incorporating the use Of Mr.Bubbles during this “questioning” stage of the investigation. Problem solved.

    • Troll

      The ideal solution is to shoot manalishi between the eyes if Walter Hill refuses to identify the shooters he called. Shoot athynz in the head if Hill still refuses to give them up. Then check his cell phone for who he called after the creeps are gone.

    • Troll

      Generally tolerant people, whilst usually predisposed to promoting kindness and humanity, would likely put a cap in your trashy brain as not. Surprised you are still alive. It must be because you stay on the computer 24/7.

  • me

    Moral turpitude is a Legal term.
    This man called in his forces to do the job for him so he could
    finish his very public business.
    Can’t conceive anyone covering, defending, or condoning any
    or all his his deliberate wanton actions.
    But, if that is the case, they deserve what they foster, without
    whining or complaining in public media governance.
    See the disparity.

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