Police are investigating whether the shooting death of a 28-year-old man is related to the second shooting of a 71-year-old man who reported a burglary at his Richmond home early this morning, a police spokeswoman said. Police responded around 1 a.m. to a ShotSpotter activation in the 1300 block of Coalinga Avenue where a resident had also reported a burglary, according to Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov.
Officers arrived to find the resident suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg in front of a building that houses a home and a plumbing business, Abetkov said. The man was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was listed in stable condition this morning, according to Abetkov. A short time later, a gunshot victim arrived at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, located about a mile from the site of the shooting on Coalinga Avenue.
That victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. He has been identified as Pierre Andre Reddrick Jr. of Richmond, a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said. Two people who drove him to the hospital have been detained for questioning, Abetkov said. Police are investigating whether Reddrick was involved in the shooting and reported burglary at the home and business on Coalinga Street, Abetkov said. “We’re still not sure, we’re talking to witnesses,” she said.
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