RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police are investigating after two people were shot at Gillies Creek Park in the city's east end. Police say that one of the shooting victims has died, and the other victim is expected to survive.
Officers got a call for a shooting around 7 p.m. Sunday evening, and when they arrived at the park they found hundreds of people who were gathered there but were unable to find any victims. We're told the man who died left the park and arrived at the hospital; he was later pronounced dead. The second victim was also taken to the hospital from the scene.
Police tell us they are investigating to determine if the shootings are related.
A woman, who knew the victim and lived in the same neighborhood, said a group of people gathered for a reunion they do every year and have done for years. She talked about how this is a great community event that brings people together who lived and currently live in the neighborhood and that it is a shame that someone had to ruin it for everyone. She also said there were children in the park at the time of the shootings.
The woman was not at the park at the time, but she, along with several others, came to clean up the park for her friend who died.
So far, no word on any arrests or suspect information, but if you know anything about these shootings you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
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