2 men injured in Richmond shooting

2 men injured in Richmond shooting

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Two men are in the hospital Tuesday after being shot in South Richmond on 21st Street at Keswick.

Police said one was shot in the rear end; the other was shot in the lower section of his body.

"At first I thought it was firecrackers," said Carol Parham, who lives nearby.

Parham quickly learned the sound she heard Tuesday afternoon wasn't firecrackers.

"I heard the gunshots and saw a lot of people just running," said Parham. "One I saw fall and hit the ground."

Police say two men had been shot on 21st at Keswick in broad daylight just outside King's Supermarket, not far from where Parham and her son were.

"I was scared," said Parham.

"Obviously we're concerned about this event it happened in the middle of the day in broad daylight," said Richmond Police Capt. Roger Russell.

The neighborhood was wrapped in police tape as officers and forensics collected evidence hoping to lead them to the suspects.

"I'm tired of it," said Parham.

It's incidents like this that has Parham ready to get out.

"I looked over to my son and I said, Donnie, we have to move. We have to get out of this area. It's not safe; it's not safe at all," said Parham.

Russell say he still has faith in the neighborhood.

"This is a very good community; there's a lot of good folks that live around here," he said.

He says a lot of the residents in the area have lived there for a long time, and he's hoping that longevity will help in the investigation.

"We just want anyone who saw anything unusual or anything that they just flat out know to give us a call and let us know what happened."

Police still don't have a motive or know where the suspect or suspects are. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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