A 26-year-old man was killed in a broad daylight shooting in Richmond late Thursday afternoon, police said.
At 4:47 p.m., police responded to a ShotSpotter gun detection activation in the area of a gas station at 3701 Cutting Blvd. and found Reginald Atkinson deceased from multiple gunshot wounds, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said. He was found lying on the ground next to a car. No one else was shot or injured, Tan added.
Multiple witnesses to the police response wrote into the Richmond Standard following the incident. Some said the area was flooded with police.
“We don’t have any suspect vehicle or persons description as this case is still fresh and ongoing,” Tan said, adding, “We don’t have a motive yet.”
It was the city’s 11th homicide this year.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective J. Wentz at (510) 621-1259.