Shooting Monday night marks Richmond’s 21st homicide this year

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An 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the Bayview neighborhood of Richmond Monday night, marking the second homicide of the day and 21st of the year in the city, police said.

The fatal shooting occurred about 11:36 p.m. in the 5100 block of Bayview Avenue Monday, police Lt. Andre Hill said.

Arriving officers were directed by witnesses to the victim, identified as Otigo Martinez of Richmond. Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Police do not believe the shooting was connected with a homicide that occurred earlier that day, when a 29-year-old  Javonte Prothro of Hercules was fatally shot in the area of S. 47th Street and Carlson Boulevard.

“At this point, there is no suspect information nor has a motive been established for this homicide,” police said.

The incident follows a rash of gun violence, with multiple shootings since late last month claiming four lives and injuring at least four others.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact, Detective C. Decious at 510-621-1747.


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