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James Tucker III shot and killed while riding his bicycle in Richmond on Ripley Av

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A man who was shot and killed while riding his bicycle in Richmond on Monday has been identified as 31-year-old James Tucker III, a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said today. Tucker was in the 800 block of Ripley Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. when someone opened fire, shooting him multiple times, according to police.

Emergency responders arriving on the scene found the Richmond man suffering from critical gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Bisa French. Tucker was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries about an hour after the shooting, French said. A second man was wounded by gunfire just minutes after the fatal shooting. That shooting occurred near the intersection of Garrard Boulevard and West Barrett Avenue, police said.

French said police are investigating whether the same suspects were involved in the two shootings, which took place about half a mile from one another in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Police believe there were multiple male suspects, but have not made any arrests.

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