Teen killed in South Richmond shooting

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Police are investigating after a teenager was killed in a shooting in a neighborhood on Richmond’s Southside.
Police were called to the 2300 block of Afton Avenue in Bellemeade for a report of a person shot just after 4:45 p.m.
“Officers arrived and found a juvenile male who was suffering an apparent gunshot wound,” James Mercante with Richmond Police said. “He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.”
Officials said the Medical Examiner will determine his exact cause and manner of death.
Crime Insider sources said the victim is a 15-year-old boy.
This is the latest in a spate of fatal shootings in Richmond since Easter.
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In fact, five people under the age of 21 have been killed over the past five days in the River City, according to Crime Inside Jon Burkett.

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