Mayor Stoney pushing to curb gun violence after recent shootings involving teens
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney continues his push to curb gun violence after two separate shootings involving teenagers this week.
The first shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard.
Police said the two victims, one girl, and one boy, were shot by someone inside a car. Both victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.
The second shooting was around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Creighton Road.
Officers at the scene found three gunshot victims. A man and a teenage boy have non-life-threatening injuries. Another teenage boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
“Nobody, no matter what neighborhood they live in, whatever their zip code may be, should have to walk around in their communities in fear. That’s the bottom line: No one should,” Stoney said.
Last month, the mayor announced the city received a half-million-dollar grant to fight gun violence. The money will be used on a program for at-risk students at MLK and River City Middle Schools. Students will receive a stipend for participating
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