Dec 27, 2015

A 19-year-old mother was grazed by a bullet and her 2-year-old daughter ended up with shattered glass in her hair following a shooting in Richmond Friday night that targeted a vehicle containing a total of five people, according to police and news reports.

About 10:50 p.m., police responded to a Shotspotter gun detection activation that registered 18 shots fired in the 600 block of Florida Ave., according to Bay City News and The Contra Costa Times. About half those bullets, reportedly fired by an unknown suspect from a car, struck the vehicle containing the five victims, Lt. Andre Hill told the Times.

The 19-year-old mom’s graze wound was not considered life threatening.

After the shooting, the driver of the victim’s vehicle sped off toward Kaiser Richmond, but were stopped by a responding officer at 12th Street and Macdonald Avenue. Police transported the toddler in a patrol car to that hospital and determined she had not been struck by a bullet.

Police are searching for a suspect and motive in the case.


  1. The mother was shot in the arm a entrance and exit wound . and in her side

    ano | Dec 27th, 2015
  2. The news is lying There was no glass in the 3yr old hair , the driver was grazzed & the mother was shot twice . n her side … & her arm Thea was an entrance & exit wound please don’t listen to the news

    Mooka | Dec 28th, 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.