One man was dead, two other people were wounded Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on a group taking part in a Richmond inter-city job training program.
Anna Wells said the dead man and those injured were part of the RichmondBUILD Academy -- a public private partnership focused on developing talent and skill in construction.
“We are part of the RichmondBUILD carpentry and construction school,” she said. “We were in stage three of qualifying for the program. One of the things you have to do is show you are physically fit… You have to job around the block.”
The shooting took place as the group was in the middle of their jog.
“Once it (the shooting was over) I saw a white car drive away,” she told KTVU. “The father was crying over his son, calling his name. His other son who was also in the program was upset and crying.”
Officers found the three victims lying on the sidewalk and in the street in the 300 block of South 28th Street, near Boorman Park, around 11:10 a.m., Detective Nicole Abetkov said.
Police were alerted to the shooting via multiple 911 calls and the city's ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.
Investigators have not located any suspects in the shooting, although officers found an abandoned vehicle that may be associated with the crime, the detective said.
Abetkov said the shooting occurred about half a block from the Ruth C. Powers Child Development Center, which was placed on lockdown after the shooting.
Richmond’s streets had been relatively quiet until last weekend when four people were shot in two separate shootings.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 232-8477. The shooting victim was Richmond's fourth homicide of the year.
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