Aug 12, 2015

A 14-year-old boy was shot and injured as he was riding a scooter in the area of the Pullman Point Apartments Tuesday night, police said.

About 9:30 p.m., Richmond police officers were conducting patrols of the housing complex, which has seen an uptick in gang violence recently, when they heard a volley of gunfire in the area, Lt. Andre Hill said.

Officers responded to the shooting scene in the 100 block of S. 33rd Street and found a 14-year-old suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back of his right shoulder, Hill said.

He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The boy told police he had been riding his scooter in the area when a passenger in a white Cadillac driving southbound on 33rd street started shooting in his direction, Hill said. He stated he did not see the occupants and they fled southbound on 33rd.

It was one of at least two shootings in Richmond Tuesday. Several hours earlier, another juvenile survived a shooting in the 100 block of 19th Street that apparently followed an attempted robbery, Hill said.


  1. I would just like to comment on the MISLEADING headline. It is very clear and evident based on the information in this story (unless those facts are incorrect), that the shooting did NOT occur in the Pullman housing complex. Such neligence in reporting and adding negative press to a property that has seen it’s share of violence, but is cleary trying to make a positive impact for it’s residents is counterproductive. Please ensure that your story headlines are accurate.

    Ella | Aug 13th, 2015
  2. Ella, it was not our intention to mislead, but we can certainly see where you are coming from. We will edit the headline. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Mike Aldax.

    Mike Aldax | Aug 13th, 2015

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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.