Police looking at whether girl’s death, self-inflicted wounding are linked
Richmond police are investigating whether there may be a connection between the fatal shooting of a teenage girl and the shooting of a man that apparently was self-inflicted.
The victims were found on Sunday less than 2 miles from each other on South Side.
At 1:37 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the 500 block of Labrook Drive, located west of German School Road and north of Midlothian Turnpike, for a report of a person down.
When officers arrived, they found the teenage girl inside a home. She had an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Less than three hours earlier, at 11:17 a.m., officers answered a report of a parked car at a stoplight at the intersection of Carnation Street and Midlothian Turnpike. There, officers found an unresponsive man suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
The man’s injuries were life-threatening, and he was immediately taken to a hospital.
“At this time, the Major Crimes division’s detectives are investigating to determine if these two incidents are related,” police said in a news release. “The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.”
Anyone with information is encouraged to call
Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 6466996 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.