2 children killed, 2 adults injured in Richmond shooting
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Two children are dead, and two adults were injured in a shooting in Richmond Friday evening. During a press conference Saturday morning Richmond Police confirmed the two children were a 9-year-old and 14-year-old boy.
Saturday evening the Richmond NAACP and other community leaders gathered with the family of the 14-year-old outside the OMG Convenience Store.
The family of the 14-year-old identified the boy as Rahquan Logan.
The group asked the community to step up and look out for each other again. They also asked Richmond Police to step up their presence in the area and be more proactive. The family and neighbors near Nine Mile Road who saw the aftermath of the shooting are asking whoever did it to turn themselves in.
“I don’t think it was a gun it sounded like a riffle because it was that fast and loud,” Woody Blaky, who lives nearby said. “You know a gun ain’t that loud even a .45 you know?”
Blaky said he was watching TV when he heard the gunshots and ran outside to see what was going on.
“I saw the cars pull off and kids getting in the car and leaving, two other guys were on the ground shot up,” Blaky said.
Other parents who live in the area say they’re holding their kids extra tight.
“It breaks my heart, that’s why I keep my kids in the house,” Ashley Wine, who lived nearby, said. “I don’t really let my kids out and play with the other kids or run around like other moms do and just don’t care about where your kids are at night, it’s just heartbreaking.”
Wine says she was shot at just down the street from the convenience store a few months ago. Since then she was able to move but after hearing what happened Friday night she’s thinking about living even farther away.
“I’m very scared, like I said this is not the first time I’ve heard about something like this happening in this area, so yeah it’s about time for us to move,” Wine said.
Blaky who is the grandfather of a 13-year-old says that could have been his family grieving and that this cannot be a neighborhood effort to stop gun violence but a city.
“It makes me feel really bad even if it’s not my grandkids, you know because it happens at stores, schools, parties, playgrounds, graveyards, everywhere,” Blaky said. “ You know you could go out there and bury somebody and somebody be coming out there shooting up.”
The family says in the coming days they will be holding a vigil for Logan.
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