News to Know for April 6: Unemployment fraud problems; Gilmer Street shootings; Baylor defeats Gonzaga

News to Know for April 6: Unemployment fraud problems; Gilmer Street shootings; Baylor defeats Gonzaga
VEC is investigating some reports from customers saying their banking information was changed without permission. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at our top headlines before you start your day!

Warm, Dry Day

It will stay warm and mainly dry through Wednesday, but rain showers become more likely later this week.

Today will be mostly sunny, with a stray shower or downpour possible in the evening. Highs in the mid 70s.

Forecast: A couple more days of sunshine before late-week rain!

Gilmer Street Shootings

Police were called to the 400 block of Gilmer Street around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 4 for the report of a shooting.

At the scene, officers found a man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect is in custody, police say.

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on Gilmer Street for the second night in a row.
The Richmond Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on Gilmer Street for the second night in a row. (Source: NBC12)

Around 8:13 p.m. on April 6, police were called to Gilmer Street again for the report of a shooting. At the scene, police found a victim who died from their injuries.

Police say the suspect connected to that shooting is in custody and they’re investigating it as a homicide.

Henrico Shooting

Henrico Police are investigating a double shooting that left two men injured late Monday night.

Police say two men were shot, both are expected to be ok.

Henrico Police are investigating a double shooting on Laburnum Ave.
Henrico Police are investigating a double shooting on Laburnum Ave. (Source: NBC12)

They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police on scene tell NBC12 that investigators will look at footage from inside a convenience store nearby as they try to determine what led up to this shooting.

No word yet on a possible suspect.

VEC Fraud

The Virginia Employment Commission said there is no evidence that its systems were hacked or compromised as customers have reported their personal information being changed without permission.

VEC is investigating some reports from customers saying their banking information was changed without permission.

On Thursday the VEC held a news briefing to discuss the launch of a third federal unemployment benefit program
On Thursday the VEC held a news briefing to discuss the launch of a third federal unemployment benefit program (Source: NBC12)

Functionality on the claims filing website has also been limited until further notice.

U of R Building Names Update

The Board of Trustees at the University of Richmond has suspended their decision to keep two building names.

The university has faced criticism from students, staff and alumni since deciding in February to keep the names of former Rector Douglas Southall Freeman and former university President Robert Ryland.

The tower of Jepson Hall on the campus of the University of Richmond is framed by an arch in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The tower of Jepson Hall on the campus of the University of Richmond is framed by an arch in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

The board announced yesterday they will reevaluate that decision.

Baylor Defeats Gonzaga

The teams were supposed to play in December in Indianapolis, but an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Gonzaga program forced the game to be called off.

Baylor players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70.
Baylor players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (Source: AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The two teams spent most of the regular season ranked 1-2 in the AP poll, and they were anointed the co-favorites for a most unique NCAA Tournament played entirely in central Indiana.

Baylor won 86-70.

Final Thought

A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives - Jackie Robinson

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