Triple Shooting on Government Road Concerns Neighbors

RICHMOND (WRIC) – Police
say the child and two other people shot Tuesday night outside a convenience
store on Government Road in the Fulton neighborhood appear to be victims of
random gunfire.

Witnesses tell us they
heard several gunshots.

An employee who works
there says he's surprised something this violent happened.

“I'm really upset because
this is a neighborhood store,” says Ali Tahar. “We have family coming in and
out… parents, kids, everybody. It could've happened to anyone which is why
it's so surprising at the same time.”

The area was taken over Wednesday
by the Richmond Police Forensic Unit. They searched the parking lot and store
looking for any clues to help them find the attackers.

Despite the shooting, it
was business as usual for many customers. But there was a sense of uneasiness
for many of them, especially the ones that live nearby.

“It's pretty scary for our
neighborhood because there's a lot of people that live around here and have
kids, ya know?” says neighbor Jeff Kitts.

The store is under heavy surveillance
and police confiscated security tapes right away, but employees say nothing on
the tapes looked suspicious before the attack.

“I saw a glimpse of the
tape,” Tahar says. “The people were hanging out outside a little bit, but it
didn't seem like anyone was going to pull out of nowhere and let off 12 rounds,
you know what I mean?

It's not clear how many
shots were fired, but the victims are expected to be okay.  Police are following up on leads and are
hoping to make an arrest soon. They are looking for two young men.

If you know anything, call
Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

 

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of
Richmond

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