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Education Compact Meeting Wednesday

The Compact is a promise of more collaboration when it comes to our public schools. Find out what that means on Wednesday at Westover Hills Elementary.

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From Councilwoman Kristen Larson:

Wednesday, April 5th, 5:30 pm – Westover Hills Elementary School

I am co-hosting a meeting with 4th District School Board member Jonathan Young to discuss the draft Education Compact on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30 pm at Westover Hills Elementary School (1211 Jahnke Rd). You can learn more about the Education Compact here. Please come out and give your feedback on how we can best work together to serve the children and families of Richmond.

From the Education Compact:

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Arrest Made in Forest Hill Avenue Shooting

Still no details on motive.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in Thursday’s homicide on Forest Hill Avenue as Candace Gomness, 23, of Chesterfield.

At approximately 3:13 p.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the report of random gunfire. Officers arrived and located a vehicle on West 44th Street which had collided with a curb and stopped near the intersection with Forest Hill Avenue.

An adult male and an adult female, Gomness, two occupants of the vehicle, were both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital where Gomness succumbed to her injury. The male’s injury is not considered life threatening.

Miguel Rampersad, 20, of Richmond has been charged with Attempted Murder and Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Additional charges are pending.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Major Crimes detectives believe the shooting may have occurred in the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Roanoke Street.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 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.

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Forest Hill Avenue Shooting Kills Woman and Injures Male

Very little information at this time on the tragic event.

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From RPD:

At approximately 3:13 p.m., (Thursday) officers were called to the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the report of random gunfire. Officers arrived and located a vehicle on West 44th Street which had collided with a curb and stopped near the intersection with Forest Hill Avenue.

An adult male and an adult female, two occupants of the vehicle, were both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital where the female succumbed to her injury. The male’s injury is not considered life threatening.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Major Crimes detectives believe the shooting may have occurred in the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Roanoke Street.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 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.

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Reggae to Soothe Your Sunday Soul at Music in the Park

There will also be concerts in September and October.

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One of RVA’s best kept secrets in the wonderful world of Reggae sounds. MITP is proud to introduce you to Unity Sound Reggae Band. Classic, old-school Reggae is the template here. Perfect for a sultry August evening. This Sunday, Forest Hill Park at 6 PM and it’s free as always.

I don’t want to be a negative Nelly but the forecast is worth keeping an eye on. Follow Music in the Park on Facebook to keep up with any possible cancellations.

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