Richmond police investigating third deadly shooting this week

Police investigating 3 homicides this week

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department is conducting a death investigation on Thursday afternoon after a shooting on W. 27th Street.

Police arrived to the scene at 1:19 p.m. to find a man shot to death.

The man was identified as 43-year-old Lonnie W. Carter, of Richmond.

Richmond Resident Jenell Chesnut and a small group can do nothing but stand and reflect on this latest loss of life.

“It looks like to me every time you turn around somebody is getting killed,” said Chesnut.

Richmond police blocked off parts of the area after the deadly shooting on May 2 on W. 27th Street. (Source: NBC12)
Richmond police blocked off parts of the area after the deadly shooting on May 2 on W. 27th Street. (Source: NBC12)

This is the third deadly shooting in Richmond this week.

It’s the reason why after 64 years in Richmond’s southside, Irving Parker doesn’t walk these streets like he used to.

“I wouldn’t do it now, because of violence,” said Parker.

He’s just hoping this deadly shooting doesn’t hit any closer to home.

“I have a cousin who lives over there on that same street and I saw the police coming out of his home so I hope that it’s none of my blood I feel for whoever it is, but I hope it’s none of my blood," said Parker.

A man died after a shooting Wednesday night in the 2100 block of Fairfield Avenue.

On Tuesday night, a man died in one of three shootings that occurred in a matter of a few hours.

People in the neighborhood said they hope that these deadly day’s aren’t the beginning of a violent new normal.

“You don’t know whether you’re going to make it through that day or not,” said Chesnut.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.