23-year-old man shot dead near Monterey Pine Apartments Friday night

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23-year-old man shot dead near Monterey Pines in Richmond Friday night

Richmond police are searching for suspects in connection with the shooting death Friday night of local resident Robert Griffin Jr.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 3900 block of Potrero Avenue, near the Monterey Pine Apartments, about 10:20 p.m.

They found Griffin with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A motive for the shooting is not known.

Police have recently increased patrols at Monterey Pine due to a rash of gun violence in the city that may be connected to individuals who are associated with the housing complex. The violence, police believe, is related to the killing on March 1 of Keven Hall, 20, of Richmond.

Hall’s funeral was scheduled to take place Saturday. It is unknown whether the homicides are related.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call homicide Det. C. Decious at (510) 621-1747.

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