RPD: Man fatally shot on 5th Street early Sunday

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Richmond police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of 5th Street, between Chanslor and Bissell avenues, early Sunday.

At 1:16 a.m.., officers responded to the scene and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. Police believe the victim had been attending a large house party on the same block before he was shot.

No suspects have been named. Any witnesses or anyone with information is encouraged to contact Richmond Police Homicide Detective Villalobos at 510-620-6541 or email jvillalobos@richmondpd.net.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The fatal shooting was the latest in a spate of recent gun violence in Richmond. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a shooting on Loyola Drive in Richmond claimed the life of Ayanius Saucer, 17, of San Pablo.

On Oct. 3, two people were fatally shot and another injured in the 3100 block of Esmond Avenue, an incident police believe to be gang-related. And on Sept. 27, after a football game at De Anza High endured about three fan fights, a shooting near the campus injured three teenagers. Three arrests were made in connection with that shooting.

Correction: this story has been adjusted to reflect that this incident occurred at 1:16 a.m., not 1:16 p.m.