RICHMOND — The comparatively constructive information over the record-low variety of killings that this metropolis recorded in 2023 took a backseat Wednesday morning after gunfire resulted in metropolis’s first murder of the 12 months.
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Gomer Drive about 8:50 a.m. and located a person down inside a residence and bleeding, Richmond police Lt. Donald Patchin mentioned. Officers rendered first help till an ambulance arrived, however the man died at Kaiser-Permante Hospital in Richmond, he mentioned.
Authorities early Friday recognized the person as 47-year-old Charles Harvey, of Richmond.
Richmond recorded eight homicides in 2023 — the fewest since officers began conserving monitor in 1971. There have been 18 homicides within the metropolis in 2022 and 2021.
In keeping with Patchin, police had been following up on leads and didn’t have any info. Police didn’t establish any witnesses or say what they motive might have been.
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