Police identify man found shot to death near elementary school

Police identify man found shot to death near elementary school
Police investigating after a man was found shot to death on Midlothian Turnpike. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police are investigating after a man was found shot to death near an elementary school.

Police responded to a business in the 3100 block of Midlothian Turnpike, near Swansboro Elementary School, around 11:03 p.m. Saturday for a reported shooting.

Once on scene, officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The man was identified as Ashraf H. Mahasees, 23, of Henrico.

Police said Mahasees worked at the store and they believe the motive behind the shooting was robbery.

There are no details about a possible suspect.

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

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