October 19, 2016Richmond Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred tonight on the city’s south side.
At approximately 8:11 p.m., officers responded to the 5100 block of Forest Hill Avenue for a report of random gunfire. They searched the area and did not locate a victim.
Minutes later, police received a call advising there was a person down near the intersection of Hioaks and Jahnke roads. Officers quickly located the adult male victim, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives believe the two scenes are related and are actively investigating.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.
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