UPDATE: Deadly shooting in South Richmond

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A violent night in South Richmond left one man dead and three more wounded after robbery led to gunfire.

It all started in the 800 block of Bramwell Road and ended in a Hull Street parking lot. It was just after 10 p.m. last night when police surrounded a car in the 5600 block of Hull Street Road.

Upon arrival, police found a man shot multiple times. They quickly learned there had been an exchange of gunfire between the victim and several individuals who were attempting to rob him. The unidentified victim was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injures but survived and is in stable condition following surgery.

Within minutes, a vehicle was stopped a short distance away in a parking lot in the 5600 block of Hull Street Road. Three men were inside. Of the three, two were suffering from gunshot wounds -- one was injured, one was deceased. The third man, uninjured, fled but was quickly apprehended.

The deceased man has been identified as Hayles Lee Goodall, 20, Richmond.

The wounded man has been identified as Kevin Gary, 18, Richmond. He was treated at VCU Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

The third man has been identified as Michael Anthony McMorris, 44, Richmond.

Gary and McMorris have been charged with malicious wounding, attempted robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say a man was assaulted during an attempted robbery. Neighbors say he was pistol-whipped after the robbers followed him in as he was coming home from the store with some other people who lived there.

People who live on the street said after the thieves apparently didn't get what they wanted, they moved down to another home where things got even more violent.

"I was laying in the bed and heard five gunshots go off. It sounded like it was at my back door," said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous.

Wednesday night's violence has been classified by police as a robbery, death investigation and aggravated assault.

We spoke with a neighbor who says while he's not afraid to live on this street, he is too nervous to share his identity while speaking out about what happened.

"No break-ins, no robberies since I've been here. I've lived in the Southside all my life," the man said. "Last night was pretty different for everybody.  There were a lot of neighbors around here that were shaken because they haven't the situation that we had seen last night for quite sometime."

If you have any information that might help, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. You can remain anonymous.

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