Nov 10, 2014

Two people were injured in separate shootings in Richmond Saturday, bringing the total of victims of gunfire during the last week in Richmond and North Richmond to nine.

A man who was shot in the Parchester Village neighborhood about 5:45 p.m. Saturday is expected to survive, police spokesperson Nicole Abetkov said.

The man was shot multiple times at Don Way and Harrison Drive, Abetkov said. He was initially reported in critical condition but is expected to pull through.

At 10:11 p.m. the same night, a person was shot in the area near Costa Avenue and 13th Street, Abetkov said. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released, the police spokesperson said.

Location of second of two Saturday shootingsTwo injured in Richmond shootings Saturday night

The incidents capped a week of rampant gun violence in Richmond and North Richmond.

On Friday night, a 16-year-old boy was found shot dead in front of a home in the 300 block of Market Street in North Richmond. The same night, the driver of a crashed car at 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue died from gunshot wounds.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday night, four teenagers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in two separate shootings in Richmond.

No arrests have been reported in any of the shootings, Abetkov said, nor have any of the victims been identified.


  1. So sad that the jealous feelings,and the stress of being a minority,can get you killed. For absolutely nothing. Innocent people are getting caught up in Gan violence. Everyone who live in North Richmond that are black are not gang members. I am African American I live in North Richmond. Being a thug is the furthest thing in my mental make up. If I get killed inot Richmond I will be labeled a drug dealer, or Gang member I could be a innocent young black male like Unfortunate Rodney Frazier. Who was no gang member and didn’t deserve to be gunned down in his yard. How pathetic . What happened to our race, our culture , our pride. Sure it’s tough to be a African American , yes I know we are hated among all the nationalities, but weven could still stand sttong, stand proud, with high integrity.with heads up high not low. Filled with love not hatred towardso mankind .

    Glenn Lovitt | Nov 10th, 2014
  2. Rest in peace young man. My prayers to u and ur family. It’s tragic. Young lives being lost. We need help out here. I remember the CUP was out here helping at some point. It’s a war zone we need like armed forces for a good month to help wipe out the guns and crime with police working together. Sheriff’s and CHP. cleanup richmond. Half of these criminals and kids are walking and driving with guns on them and driving with them. Right under the police’s nose. But they need probable cause. That’s BS. They need to start the curfew. 17 and under home by 10. Start something it’s alot of kids killing kids and kids robbing whoever. We need help in this small city we call richmond.

    henry | Nov 13th, 2014

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.