RICHMOND, Va. -- Police identified the Richmond man who died after he was found behind a home on East Hill Street in Richmond Police were called to the Gilpin Court community at about 3:35 a.m. when a woman heard noises outside in her backyard home and discovered the shooting victim on her porch.
"Officers arrived and found James Grant III, 35, of the 2500 block of Lynhaven Avenue, in the rear yard of a residence who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "As officers were investigating, they found a female inside a residence in the same 100 block of East Hill Street who had suffered a gunshot wound to her arm. She was transported to a local hospital with an injury which was not considered life threatening."
Police are working to determine if or how the two shootings were connected.
"The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. At this time, police are categorizing this as a death investigation," the police spokesperson said.
Detectives have not yet released information about a suspect or motive in the overnight crime.
Anyone with information about the Hill Street shooting was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.