RPD identifies 15-year-old victim killed in North 21st Street shooting

RPD identifies 15-year-old victim killed in North 21st Street shooting
On Thursday, April 23 shortly after 1:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of North 21st Street, where it intersects with R Street. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of Thursday’s homicide in the city’s East End as a 15-year-old male.

The family of the victim has asked that officials not release his name.

On Thursday, April 23 shortly after 1:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of North 21st Street, where it intersects with R Street.

Police that were in the area heard several gunshots and as they responded.

“Once PRD arrived on the scene, officers located the male victim in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries,” RPD said in an email release.

Officials say they want to thank the public for their assistance in identifying this victim.

Anyone with further information on this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000

On Thursday, April 23 shortly after 1:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of North 21st Street, where it intersects with R Street.
On Thursday, April 23 shortly after 1:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of North 21st Street, where it intersects with R Street. (Source: RPD)

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