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Richmond Shooting Victim Dies At Hospital

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A man shot in Richmond Friday night died at a hospital early this morning, becoming the city’s second homicide victim both this week and this year, a police sergeant said.

Officers responded at about 10 p.m. to reports of a shooting in the area of South 35th Street and Wall Avenue and found the victim, later identified as Clarence Wesley Celestine Jr., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

Celestine, a 24-year-old Richmond resident, was transported to John Muir Medical Center in critical condition.

At about 2:45 a.m., police were notified that Celestine had died at the hospital, according to Abetkov.

A dark-colored Acura or similar type vehicle was seen leaving the area, but police haven’t determined whether this was a drive-by shooting, Abetkov said.

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