2 dead, 1 injured in Richmond triple shooting, police say

Two people were killed and another was injured in a triple-shooting in Richmond Friday night. 

Police responded to a Shot Spotter activation on the 900 block of 23rd Street at approximately 7:46 p.m. There, police found three victims with gunshot wounds. One victim died at the scene, the second passed away at a local hospital. The third victim is still hospitalized and is receiving care, Richmond police announced Saturday morning.  

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Police investigate a triple-shooting homicide in Richmond. Oct. 6, 2023.

Police said homicide detectives remained at the scene late in the evening. A police lieutenant told KTVU they had no further information to share. It is not clear what led up to the violence, no word of any arrests. 

Video of the crime scene aftermath showed large crowds of people behind police tape in the area of 23rd Street and Wendell Avenue. The shooting appears to have happened near a strip mall where there is a smoke shop. A yellow tarp was seen covering one of the victim's bodies.