2 teens die after triple shooting in Mosby Court; suspect still on the run

2 teens die after triple shooting in Mosby Court; suspect still on the run

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Two teens who were shot in a triple shooting in Mosby Court on Wednesday have died.

Taliek K. Brown, 15, was taken off life support Thursday afternoon and died. The 16-year-old girl, identified as Mikkaisha D. Smoot, died after being taken off life support on Friday.

The two teens were shot just before 1:30 a.m. on Accommodation Street. A third person suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting.

No suspects have been named in the shooting.

Richmond Public Schools said in a statement on Friday that the school system if providing grief support and counseling:

We are deeply saddened about the tragic incident involving two of our high school students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends during this very difficult time. On behalf of the school board and our entire school division, we express our sincerest condolences and sympathy to everyone who has been impacted by this unfortunate loss. Please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students remains paramount in our school division. We will continue to provide grief support and counseling for as long as needed.

Richmond Police Lt. Michael Alston, who oversees the Mosby Court area, called upon neighbors to step up and help take the community back. He pointed to a recent community meeting where few residents attended.

"Six people showed up for that meeting. We have 300-plus residents in this community, right here alone. Six people showing up… That's not a team effort," said Alston.

Richmond Police, the Richmond Homicide Support Group, and special guest speaker Pastor Robert Winfree of New Life Deliverance Tabernacle will host a special forum for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at the Richmond Police Training Academy at 1202 West Graham Road.


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