UPDATE: Man killed in St. John's Wood shooting identified

By Laura Geller - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The search for a killer continued Tuesday night after gunfire rang out in a Southside apartment complex.  One victim died at VCU Medical Center, another is recovering.

Richmond Police have identified the victim in yesterday's homicide as Terrance J. Robinson, 31, of the 1800 block of Oak Hill Lane.

Robinson was found shot in the St. John's Wood housing community just before 2:30 p.m. when officers responded to reports of shots fired. Robinson was taken to VCU Medical Center where he later died.

This happened in broad daylight in a neighborhood police just walked through the night before.

Around 2:30pm before buses dropped off school kids in St. John's Wood, police got a call that two or three men had been shot.

One woman told NBC12 she heard two sets of shots.  There were three or four shots, a pause, and then another three or four shots.

Those bullets shattered glass, pierced a car and ended a life.

Virginia Pair was inside her daughter's apartment just across the street when she heard the gunfire.  She said she carefully peeked outside the door and saw a man lying in the street.

"There was panicking, crying, hollering," she said.

That victim, now identified, died and police said another went to the hospital on his own.  They never found a third victim.

As Richmond Police officers began their search for a killer, Pair had to walk her grandkids home from a nearby bus stop.

"I was talking to them and said 'don't look over that way.  Come on. Let's walk.  Let's get in the house,'" she explained.

Levi Harris, who usually parks where firefighters had to clean up blood stains, also thought about his family.

"My little sister is coming outside and seeing that or hearing that or what if one of the bullets would have ricocheted in the windows of my house," he wondered.  "Things happen.  Bullets doesn't have a name on it."

Just one night earlier when the Richmond Police Department did a safety concerns walk through of this neighborhood, Harris told officers he thought this area was secure. Tuesday's shooting is shaking that confidence.

"Something like this will make you think about where you want to live," he said.

Police say the relationships they form during those walk-throughs help in these kinds of situations.  They are still looking for information on suspects and motives. Call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 with any tips.

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