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* 18 Year Old Man Fatally Shot in South Richmond

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An 18-year-old man was shot to death in south Richmond this afternoon in what was the third homicide in the city this week, Richmond police Detective Nicole Abetkov said. Shortly before 12:30 p.m., police dispatchers started receiving calls reporting multiple gunshots in the 400 block of Florida Avenue. One of  the callers reported that a person was down on the ground. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Abetkov said. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries, Abetkov said.

His name was not being released because his family had not yet been notified of his death. Police were still interviewing witnesses this afternoon, but so far no information about any possible suspects was available. Abetkov said investigators also did not have enough information to determine whether the shooting was part of an ongoing feud between gangs in north and central Richmond that has been behind many of the city’s recent homicides, including a shooting early Monday morning that killed two people in the city’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Today’s victim is the city’s 24th homicide this year, compared with 21 in all of 2010.

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