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RPD Investigating Vale Street Homicide

At approximately 10:44 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 400 block of Vale Street for the report of a person down in the roadway.

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Richmond Police detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred last night on Vale Street in Southern Barton Heights.

At approximately 10:44 p.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Vale Street for the report of a person down in the roadway. Officers arrived and found a male down and unresponsive in the roadway. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are investigating this shooting as a homicide. They ask anyone who heard shots in the area or anyone who saw suspicious activity last night to call investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective N. Reese at (804) 646-0712 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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