Nov 18, 2015
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A man was critically injured and a 5-year-old boy seriously hurt after suspects fired into their vehicle in Richmond Tuesday night, police said.

Police responded to the 200 block of South 37th Street about 7:45 p.m. on reports of a shooting, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said. Officers soon learned the adult victim had driven himself and his 5-year-old passenger to the hospital as both were suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man, reportedly in his 30s, was struck in the torso and critically injured, while the boy suffered a less serious gunshot wound that is not life threatening, Hill said.

Officers learned that a vehicle described as a white, four-door Pontiac had pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle and at least one person opened fire.

The boy’s relationship to the driver was not immediately known, Hill said.

“It’s always a tragedy when a young kid like that is caught in a situation in which shots are being fired,” Hill said.

No arrests have been made.


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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.