Two killed, one injured in shootings in Richmond Monday

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Two people are dead and another injured in two separate shootings along Macdonald Avenue in Richmond Monday, police said.

At about 4 p.m., one man was killed and another man injured in a drive-by shooting in the area of 5th Street and Macdonald Avenue, police said. Police responded to the intersection on a ShotSpotter activation and found a crime scene in which over 40 rounds had been fired.

Two people were located with gunshot wounds, including a 30-year-old Richmond man who was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to Richmond police spokesperson Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy. The second victim, a 65-year-old Richmond man, was transported by ambulance to a local trauma center in critical condition. 

“After 2-3 hours of touch and go, doctors were able to stabilize him and of this writing believe he will survive his injuries,” Sgt. Pomeroy said.

Investigators believe the shooting was a possible retaliation for a homicide that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 16, at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Aberdeen Way. In that incident, 22-year-old Antonio Wright of Richmond was fatally shot.

The identities of the victims in Monday’s shooting have not been released. 

“Detectives are following up on leads developed in this case,” Sgt. Pomeroy said.

At about 5:20 p.m., police received another ShotSpotter activation of one round being fired in the 2400 block of Macdonald Avenue, which is between 24th and 25th streets. Officers left the earlier homicide scene to respond to this scene, where they found a 35-year-old Richmond man suffering from a gunshot wound to his stomach, Sgt. Pomeroy said. He was transported to Kaiser Richmond, where he was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later.

The names of victims in Monday’s shootings have not yet been released.

Monday’s fatal shootings marked four homicides in a six-day period in Richmond, and they brought the total number of homicides in Richmond this year to 17. Last year at this time, there were 13 homicides in the city. There were 18 homicides in total for 2021.

Also Monday, police announced an arrest in a homicide that occurred Saturday in Southside Park at S. 6th St. and Virginia Ave. The suspect, an Oakland resident who hasn’t yet been named, was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting Oakland resident Jeremy Griego, 33. Griego and the suspect got into an argument in Oakland prior to the traveling to Richmond and the park in the same vehicle, where the shooting occurred, Sgt. Pomeroy said.

“It is not known why the two traveled to Richmond,” the police sergeant said.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting at 5th and Macdonald is asked to call Homicide Detective Sagan at (510) 620-6622 or the Anonymous Tip line at (510) 307-8177. Anyone with information regarding the shooting in the 2400 block of Macdonald Avenue is asked to call Detective Hoffman at (510) 620-1755 or the Anonymous Tip line.