Shootout at Richmond party leaves four people injured


Two people were struck by bullets and another two injured while fleeing the scene of a shootout at a Richmond party early Sunday.

At 12:21 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 4900 block of Cypress Avenue, in the area of Booker T. Anderson Jr. Park, Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said.

“Unknown assailants shot towards a crowd at a party and several of the partygoers returned fire,” Walle said.

Two shooting victims were transported to the hospital in stable condition. Also transported to the hospital with injuries were two passengers of a car that crashed into a parked car while fleeing the shooting scene, Walle said.

No arrests have been announced. Further details on the case weren’t immediately known.

The incident occurred following an Independence Day evening during which Richmond police were inundated by 299 fireworks calls for service, a large sideshow, multiple injury vehicle collisions and several calls of shots fires, Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French said in an email to the city’s mayor and council.