Richmond police respond to six shootings in seven days

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Richmond police responded to six shootings over seven days — from Sunday, May 9 to Sunday, May 16 — and are seeking the public’s help in investigating them.

On May 9 at 10:45 p.m., an occupant in an unknown vehicle drove  up and shot one round at a person standing outside in the area of Nevin Avenue and 20th Street, police said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper extremities and is expected to survive.

At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, a passenger of a Toyota Camry fired multiple rounds at two victims standing in the area of 6th Street and Ripley Avenue. Ten cases were located at the scene and a nearby vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the victims were not injured, police said.

“Based on witness statements and surveillance footage, the Toyota Camry was located nearby, and seized for evidence,” police said.

At about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, a person was shot once in the upper extremities while at a residence in the 100 block of 19th Avenue, police said.

Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene. The victim is expected to survive his injury.

Earlier that day at 2:25 a.m., a tow truck driver reported being shot at when attempting to help a motorist in the 2900 block of Groom Drive.

“The suspect brandished a firearm at the victim, shot his gun multiple times and fled the scene,” police said. “The victim was not injured.”

At 4:10 p.m. Sunday, an occupant of an unknown vehicle exiting the off-ramp at McByrde Avenue and Interstate 80 opened fire on a person in his vehicle, police said. 

A passerby stopped to help the victim, transporting him to Kaiser Richmond. The condition of the victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was not known.

“This is an ongoing investigation with the California Highway Patrol,” police said.

Earlier that day at 11:25 p.m., a ShotSpotter activation sent officers to the 100 block of Macdonald Avenue, where a victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper and lower extremities. The victim was transported from the scene in stable condition, police said.

No arrests have been announced in the shootings.

“Be our crime prevention partner; please help us with these ongoing investigations,” police said. “If you witnessed any of the above incidents, or if you have further information, please call our tip line at 510-307-T1PS (510-307-8177); you can always remain anonymous while providing information.”