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* William Cantrell killed as a passenger on Florida Avenue in Richmond

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Police in Richmond are continuing to investigate a shooting Friday night that left a 23-year-old man dead.Richmond resident William Cantrell was riding as a passenger in a car in the 2900 block of Florida Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Friday when someone started shooting at the vehicle, striking him, Lt. Bisa French said.The driver and a second passenger were not wounded.

After the shooting, the driver drove about a mile to Uncle Sam’s Liquors at 3322 Cutting Blvd., where police were summoned, police said. Emergency responders pronounced Cantrell dead at the scene. Cantrell, the driver and the other passenger were coming from a party when the shooting occurred, French said. Police do not know whether the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle, and do not have any suspect information, she said. Cantrell’s death marks Richmond’s fifth homicide this year.

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