Richmond triple shooting that injures teens adds to violent few days

Richmond triple shooting injuring teens adds to violent few days
Two homicides in the Crescent Park area capped a violent past few days in Richmond.

Along with two homicides in the past three days near Crescent Park, the City of Richmond endured a shooting Saturday night that injured three teenagers, according to police.

The triple shooting occurred about 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of Macdonald Avenue, where three male victims ages 16, 17 and 19 were sitting in a parked car, police said. A suspect shot into the car and hit all three of them, police said. They were taken to a hospital and are all expected to survive, police Lt. Felix Tan said.

Police have not determined the motive for the shooting and the investigation is still ongoing.

The incident came amid a violent past few days that included two separate fatal shootings near Crescent Park. On Monday night about 9 p.m., a man was fatally shot in the 4900 block of Hartnett Avenue. Although authorities had not released his identity as of Tuesday afternoon, he has been identified online by many grieving loved ones as Mark Henderson II.

Then on Saturday about 1 p.m., 20-year-old Antioch resident Javoni Foster was fatally shot in the 1000 block of S. 55th Street.

Also, a 20-year-old was shot and critically injured in the area of the Monterey Pines complex on Sunday.

No suspects have been reported arrested in any of the aforementioned shootings, and police investigations are ongoing.

Before the triple shooting was reported in the media, the local teachers union, United Teachers of Richmond, Tweeted, “7 shootings in 3 days, 2 young people dead, many injured. WCCUSD students at the hospital injured and many affected. Where is the (media) coverage?”

Before Saturday’s homicide, Richmond had been homicide-free for nearly five months.

Bay City News contributed to this report.