RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have identified a man killed in a double shooting in the city's south side.
Investigators say Rashawn A. Brathwaite, 23, died at the hospital. A second victim was treated at the hospital and released. Police are calling this a homicide investigation.
The shooting happened late Monday morning at the Midlothian Village Apartments, right across from George Wythe High School. The school was placed on precautionary lockdown while police investigated.
"I just heard the shots, that's it," said Aggie Roberts.
Roberts has lived here for 14 years. When she heard the familiar sounds of gun shots, she looked out the window.
"When you see people running, you know something really bad has happened," she said.
Police say two men were shot. One of them suffered fatal injuries.
"One was on the sidewalk and the other was over on the field," said Roberts.
As forensic teams pieced together what happened and used flares to mark bullet casing, Juanita Robinson and her daughter rushed to the scene. They were running errands when they heard a shooting had taken place. They came when they couldn't get a hold of a loved one.
"Every time you turn the TV on, someone got killed. The violence needs to stop," said Robinson.
Robinson was relieved to learn the men involved weren't her loved ones, but she knows first-hand what it is like to lose someone. Her son was murdered years ago.
"Everyone needs to come together and stop the violence, too much violence going on here. Too much violence!" she said passionately.
Groups like United Communities Against Crime fight that battle every day, but when asked how the war on crime is going:
"Right now, not so good… not so good."
Executive director Charles Willis says while police are doing their jobs, communities and residents have a job to do as well – and it starts with speaking up.
"If you see something, say something," said Willis. "That's the word – if you see something, say something, because it may be you next."
Police say they are looking for a suspect in this case, but at this point they don't have much information on this person.
If you know anything, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.