Richmond Police ID 2 homicide victims

Richmond Police ID 2 homicide victims

Richmond police are investigating two separate homicides in opposite ends of the city that occurred within hours of each other.

The most recent happened in the city's Southside early Saturday. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Hopkins Road, just before 2 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a 52-year-old Melvin L. Chambliss in the parking lot of an apartment complex, suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hours before this shooting, a man was shot and killed in the city's Northside on the 2700 block of North Avenue around 8:45 p.m.

The victim, 25-year-old Michael D. Johnson, was rushed to VCU Medical Center, where he later died.

There is no information on suspects in either case.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call crime stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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