Woman fighting for her life after being shot in head in South Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A woman was shot in the head Sunday night in South Richmond.

It happened on the 2300 block of East Tremont Court at around 10:30 p.m.

Police call her injuries life-threatening. She is currently at VCU Medical Center.

8News Reporter Gretchen Ross spoke with a neighbor who said he was celebrating Christmas with his girlfriend when he heard a fight break out. He said that the fight led to gunfire.

Ricardo Monge said he was scared but also shocked by what happened Christmas night in his apartment complex.

“It was a carpool and then, just people get out of the car and knock the door next to me, my neighbor, and they start screaming and they just get out of the car. They start laughing something about it and they just left and start shooting,” Monge said.

Monge said he saw two women in a white car pull up to his neighbor’s apartment, get out and start destroying property.

“They take the mailbox down and start knocking on the door, knock the window, trying to break everything. My neighbor got out of the house, then they got in the car and shot,” Monge said.

Monge said he remembers hearing at least three gunshots.

He’s lived at the complex for six months and has never experienced anything like this before.

“It’s safe for everyone, but I mean, it seems like it’s getting a little bit worse and dangerous,” Monge said. “very close to home. very scary.”

For the past 15 years, Marian Mills has called the Stratford Hills Apartments and East Tremont Court her home.

“Very quiet very peaceful neighborhood,” said Mills.

When she woke up Tuesday morning, Marian was shocked to learn a woman had been shot in her neighborhood.

“Very close to home,” said Mills. “Very scary. Very senseless. You know well, of course, I don’t know what the shooting was about but when you think about all the violence going on in the city it just makes me think it was probably over something very senseless. That could have been talked about you know and just walked away.”

The tenant who lives next door spoke with 8News but didn’t want to appear on camera.

She said a female friend of hers from New York who had moved to the area from Norfolk had been staying with her recently. But, after having a fight, she said the friend was moving out.

While moving out, she said her friend got into an argument outside the apartment, which led to the shooting.

Monge said he’s scared after what happened.

“Try to be safe inside and not to go out too much in the night,” he said.

The tenant who knows the victim said that her friend isn’t doing well in the hospital.

8News is still waiting for an update from police.

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