Vigil Wednesday night for Richmond murder victim

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Friends and family will meet in Church Hill Wednesday night to remember a young woman killed one week ago outside a Popeye's restaurant in Richmond's northside.

For a week now, those who knew 26-year-old Barbara Stinnett - and even those who didn't - have been asking for prayers after Stinnett was gunned down during an attempted robbery at a Popeye's restaurant.

Now some of those people will gather in Church Hill for a vigil, to remember the young woman.

Surveillance video shows Stinnett at work a week ago at a convenience store in Richmond.

Not too long after leaving work, Stinnett was found, gunned down in a car outside the Popeye's restaurant on Chamberlayne Avenue.

Police have arrested 18-year-old Kevin Scott and another underage female in connection with the murder.

The vigil will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on the 500 block of N 26th Street in Church Hill where Barbara lived.

A second person was also shot outside the restaurant. At last check, he was expected to survive.

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