Dec 28, 2015
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A 40-year-old Richmond man was killed in a shooting at S. 26th Street and Cutting Boulevard in Richmond Sunday, police said.

The ShotSpotter gun detection system alerted police to gunfire at the intersection just before 5 p.m., and also people called 911 about the shooting, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said.

Nekolas Megil Evans was found shot and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel.

People in the area at the time of the incident “were unable to provide any information about the suspect,” Hill said.

The killing marks the 20th homicide in Richmond this year, nearly double last year’s 11, which had been the lowest total in several decades.

The homicide also occurred just days after a shooting into an occupied vehicle on Christmas night in the 600 block of Florida Avenue, some 19 blocks away, that injured a 19-year-old mother whose toddler was struck by shattered glass. No suspect has been identified or described by police in that case, either.

Anyone with information about this latest homicide is asked to call Det. Caston at (510) 620-6622.


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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.