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14-year-old boy helps mother wounded in Richmond shooting

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RICHMOND, Va. --  Richmond Police are investigating a double shooting that left two women with potentially deadly injuries.

Officers found the women at about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday on Creighton Road, near Kane Street, in Richmond's Creighton Court community.

Both women were rushed to the hospital. One victim was said to suffer life threatening injuries, while the other had non-life threatening injuries, according to a police spokesperson.

Their conditions have not yet been released.

The shooter, police said, may have driven away from the crime scene.

One of the victim's aunts, Tara Spencer, said her family and some friends were hanging out on the front porch when gunshots were heard.

"The next thing you heard multiple gunshots and everybody got down," Spencer described. "Two people didn’t get up. It was a drive by shooting."

The victim's 14-year-old son ran out to help his mother after the shooting.

"I just heard gunshots and ran out the door and seen my mother laying down on the ground," he remembered. "She was saying she got shot and I held her down then called 911."

Wednesday morning's violence came hours after a drive-by shooting was reported in South Richmond.

A man was shot along 19th and Hull street at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.

After he was shot, the man ran to the Rite-Aid parking lot, where he collapsed, police said.

He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim was walking on Hull Street, when a vehicle drove up and someone inside the vehicle shot him, according to investigators.

Police said there was no information on any possible motive or suspect at this time.

Spencer called on the community to speak up if they know the shooter.

"Whoever did that was some messed up stuff, because you have put two women’s lives in danger that was just sitting outside trying to have fun," she said.

Spencer said it difficult to catch a car description since the shooting happened suddenly and it was during the dark morning hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at 804-646-3617 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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