HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Police say one person is dead and three others are seriously injured after a quadruple shooting in Henrico.
Henrico police, who were already in the area, responded at 3:15 a.m. to the intersection of Savannah and Meadowbridge Road for the report of a shooting.
Police say they found four men suffering from gunshot wounds.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified him as Richard Jah’Ta Maxwell, 23, of Henrico.
At least 8 gunshots fired, according to people who were woken up by the violence.
”It just sounded like it was so close to this house, that right away, I put my head under the pillows. It was that close. It was so loud, it was so loud...” said Falencia Miles, who lives close to the house in question.
Henrico Police spent the morning and part of the afternoon searching for clues, but investigators weren’t the only ones to bear witness to the victims.
”It made me curious, so I walk down there and there’s this man laying in the parking lot and not moving,” said Miles.
Other neighbors said that the house in question had been a very active spot in the last few months. They report seeing dozens of people coming by on multiple nights for the last few weeks, for what seemed like a party. They add that it had been shut down by police in the past.
”They had put up a tent outside, and [police] made them take it down,” said neighbor Joseph Johnson, recalling one night,
A woman claiming to be the building’s owner was at the scene on Thursday morning said that her prayers are with the victims and their families.
Still, those nearby say they are left scared and angry.
”It makes me want to sleep with one eye open at night now,” added Miles.
The other three victims were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
All of the victims were men between the ages of 22 and 28 years old.
Anyone with information should contact the Henrico Police at 804-501-5000.
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