Gunshot victim dies after being discovered by patrolling officers

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - Police have just begun to investigate the death of a man in south Richmond.

It happened shortly after 4:30 Sunday morning.

Officers patrolling near the Mayo bridge heard several gunshots.

A brief search resulted in the officers finding a man with gunshot wounds on the south side of the river near Hull and 14th St.

The victim, 19-year-old Darius Alphonzo Athey, was transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died.

Police are in the early stages of the investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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