One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting near a park in Richmond this morning, a police detective said. Officers found the three victims lying on the sidewalk and in the street in the 300 block of South 28th Street, near Boorman Park, around 11:10 a.m., Detective Nicole Abetkov said. Police were alerted to the shooting via multiple 911 calls and the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. Emergency responders pronounced one man dead at the scene. The other two men hit by the gunfire were taken to hospitals and are expected to survive, Abetkov said.
Police have not located any suspects in the shooting, although officers found an abandoned vehicle that may be associated with the crime, the detective said. Abetkov said the shooting occurred about half a block from the Ruth C. Powers Child Development Center, which was placed on lockdown after the shooting and remained locked down as of 1 p.m. Investigators were interviewing witnesses this afternoon to try to help identify suspects.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 232-8477. Callers may remain anonymous, and a reward is offered for information leading to the suspects’ arrest and conviction.