Three men were arrested after shots were fired near a Richmond apartment complex this morning and a man who was critically injured in an unrelated shooting in the city on Monday night is expected to survive, a police lieutenant said. Officers responded around 11:35 a.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot alert at the Crescent Park Apartments at 4701 Hartnett Ave. and learned that no one was hit by the several shots fired, according to Lt. Andre Hill.
Officers apprehended three male suspects and arrested them in connection with the gunfire, Hill said. Police had part of the apartment complex surrounded this afternoon as they waited to obtain a search warrant to gather more evidence from the non-injury shooting. Meanwhile, a man who was critically wounded in a shooting in the 2500 block of Maine Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Monday is now in stable condition and is expected to survive, Hill said.
Police have not established a motive or any suspect information in that shooting, other than reports of a black vehicle speeding away from the scene immediately after the gunfire. The violence comes after Richmond saw its first two homicides of the year last week. Last Thursday, 43-year-old Tammi Baker of Richmond was shot dead near the intersection of South Fourth Street and Florida Avenue. The next day, 24-year-old Clarence Wesley Celestine, Jr. was shot and killed in the area of South 35th Street and Wall Avenue.
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