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Police identify man killed in Whitcomb Court shooting

RICHMOND, Va. – Police have identified the man shot and killed Monday night in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court neighborhood.

The first shooting was reported at about 11:09 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Bethel Street. When officers arrived, they found a man lying near the front of an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound.

That man has been identified as Tyrell J. Thomas, 27, of the 2300 block of Bethel Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A short time later, another man victim arrived at the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators believe he was also shot on Bethel Street.

Family members have created a GoFundMe online fundraiser to help with funeral expenses.

"Tyrell was a devoted father, a committed son, a loving brother and a joy to all whom he came in contact with. He had a genuine heart, gentle soul and his demeanor was very mild-mannered," Janay Thomas wrote. "His greatest assets were his three children, Ty'Janay, Ty'Onna and Tyrell Jr."

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at 804-646-3929 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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