Three shot while barbecuing in Richmond

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Three men were shot and injured while having a barbecue in Richmond Wednesday evening, police said.

At 7:13 p.m., Richmond police responded to a Shotspotter gunshot detection activation in the 400 block of Marina Way South, the block between Virginia Avenue and Cutting Boulevard. Arriving officers found a group of people in a carport, among them three Richmond residents in their 20s who were suffering from gunshot wounds. 

“Officers learned that family members were having a BBQ in the carport while doing their best to social distance, when a light colored vehicle approached the residence, stopped and the shooting occurred,” Richmond police Lt. Matthew Stonebraker said in a statement.

One of the victims was airlifted to a local trauma center with a gunshot to his upper torso, while the other two were taken to local hospitals with wounds to their extremities, police said.  All three men were in stable condition and expected to survive, according to Stonebraker.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene after the shooting. No arrests or motive have been announced, and police are investigating.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jose Villalobos at (510) 620-6541, email him at [email protected] or call Richmond’s anonymous tip line at (510) 621-1212 x1933.