Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Detectives Seek Information on Northside Shooting

June 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to provide information relating to a shooting which occurred in the city’s Northside.

Around 10:15 p.m. on Friday, April 21, an officer was in route to an unrelated call when he was flagged by a witness in the 1500 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

The officer was told a vehicle, occupied by four black, male juveniles, turned northbound onto Chamberlayne Avenue from West Bacon Street. As the suspects were yelling unknown obscenities, a passenger in the back left-hand side of the vehicle began firing his weapon striking the windshield of a sedan. The vehicle then fled northbound on Chamberlayne Avenue. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Ten minutes later, a gunshot victim was brought to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been treated and released.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the pictured vehicle to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.