Richmond police investigate fatal shooting


Richmond police are investigating a homicide after a person was fatally shot in the city Tuesday night.

Officers responded to a Shotspotter activation around 10:56 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Lancaster Drive and found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Richmond police spokesperson Lt. Donald Patchin said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Myron Smith, 50, of Oakland.

Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. No arrests have been made and no suspects are currently outstanding.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Detective Hoffman at 510-621-1755.