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East Bay triple shooting leaves two dead, one injured, Richmond police say

Two people are dead after a triple shooting Friday night in the East Bay city of Richmond. | Source: Google Maps

An East Bay triple shooting Friday night left two people dead in the city of Richmond, according to authorities.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter gunshot-detection alert around 7:45 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street near Wendell Avenue and found three victims with apparent gunshot wounds, according to Richmond police.

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According to KTVU, the shooting appears to have happened by a strip mall smoke shop.

One victim died on the spot, police added, and the two other victims were taken to a local hospital where one other died.

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No arrests have been made and investigators have not released a motive.

According to Richmond crime statistics, the two deaths mark the city’s eighth and ninth homicides of 2023.