Violent Crime

* Rose McFadden, Mother Of Four Shot To Death In Richmond’s Iron Triangle Neighborhood

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A woman who was shot to death in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood early this morning has been identified as 25-year-old Richmond resident Rose McFadden, Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan said. McFadden, who was an active member of the religious community, left behind four young children, Richmond police Detective Nicole Abetkov said. A 24-year-old man who was shot along with her remained in extremely critical condition this afternoon, Abetkov said. The shooting happened at about 2:40 a.m. in the 700 block of Nevin Avenue in front of an apartment complex where McFadden lived, Abetkov said.

It appears that she and the male victim were waiting for a gate to the complex to open when they were shot. Police were notified of the shooting by the city’s ShotSpotter alert system and arrived to find McFadden dead on the sidewalk. The male victim was found inside a car that had crashed through a gate and into a Dumpster. As of this afternoon no suspects had been identified, but investigators were hoping that the shooting was caught on video by the apartment complex’s surveillance system, Abetkov said. Abetkov said there is nothing to indicate that either victim was targeted, and investigators believe they may have been chosen randomly as part of an ongoing feud between gang members in north and central Richmond. McFadden was the city’s 22nd homicide victim this year, compared to 21 in all of 2010.

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