Two shootings an hour apart in Richmond Sunday injure three, one critically

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Two shootings that occurred about an hour apart in Richmond Sunday night injured three people, one critically, police said.

The incidents unfolded at about 8:35 p.m. when on-duty officers on 15th street heard two volleys of nearby gunfire, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said. The officers rushed to the 300 block of Marina Way South and found a person with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The person was not cooperative with police, refused to wait for emergency medical personnel and was transported by his mother to a near by hospital, Hill said.

While a Richmond police officer was at the hospital to interview the victim, a second person with a gunshot wound to his hand showed up seeking medial attention, Hill said.

The crime scene, said Hill, was just north of a residence in the 300 block of S. 13th Street, where several bullet casings and projectile evidence were collected. An assault rifle was recovered from the rear yard of a residence in the 100 block of S. 7th Street during an area search for suspects.  Both victims sustained non-life threatening injuries, and no arrests were announced in connection with the shooting, police said.

Then about an hour later at 9:30 p.m., the Shotspotter activation system registered about nine gunshots in the 900 block of 8th Street. Responding police found a man in his 20s lying facedown with a single gunshot wound to his head. He was transported to Kaiser, then airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in critical condition, Hill said.

No arrests have been reported in the second shooting.