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Man shot in Richmond shot while riding a bicycle died on Ripley Avenue

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A man shot in Richmond this afternoon while riding a bicycle died in a hospital about an hour after the shooting, a police spokeswoman said. Officers responded to activations of the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in the 800 block of Ripley Avenue at 3:54 p.m., police Lt. Bisa French said. They found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital in “very critical” condition, she said.

The victim, a 31-year-old Richmond resident, died in the hospital at about 5 p.m., French said. Around the same time, a second man showed up at a local hospital with at least one gunshot wound, she said. Police are investigating whether that victim was also injured in the shooting on Ripley Avenue, or in a possible second shooting near Garrard Boulevard and West Barrett Avenue, where there was another ShotSpotter activation shortly after the first shooting, French said.

The second victim was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, she said. French said it appears the first victim was riding a bicycle when he was shot, and that a white car was seen driving away from the scene. No arrests have been made, she said.

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