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* Rose McFadden and Antoine Williams Jr shot to death in Richmond

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The second victim of an early morning shooting in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood died from his injuries this afternoon, Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan said. The shooting happened at about 2:40 a.m. in the 700 block of Nevin Avenue in front of an apartment complex where one of the victims, 25-year-old Rose McFadden, lived, Richmond police Detective Nicole Abetkov said.

It appears that McFadden and 24-year-old Antoine Williams Jr. were in a car waiting for the gate to the apartment complex to open when they were shot, according to police. Police were notified of the shooting by the city’s ShotSpotter alert system and arrived to find McFadden dead on the sidewalk. Williams was found inside a car that had crashed through a gate and into a Dumpster, police said.

He was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he died this afternoon. According to Abetkov, McFadden was the mother of four young children and was active in the religious community.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. The shooting brings the city’s homicide total to 23 to far this year, compared to 21 in all of 2010, Gagan said.

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