Gunman Shoots 3 Joggers Near Richmond Park, 1 Dead

RICHMOND (CBS SF) – The victims of a shooting that left one man dead and two people injured in Richmond Tuesday morning were jogging as part of an agility test for the city’s RichmondBUILD program when a gunman opened fire, an eyewitness said.

Officers found the three victims lying on the sidewalk and in the street in the 300 block of South 28th Street, near Boorman Park, around 11:10 a.m., police Detective Nicole Abetkov said.

Police were alerted to the shooting by multiple 911 calls and the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.

Emergency responders pronounced one man dead at the scene. The other two men hit by the gunfire were taken to hospitals and are expected to survive, Abetkov said.

The man fatally shot has been identified as 19-year-old Dimarea Young of Richmond. Young was a recent graduate of Salesian High School.

A student with RichmondBUILD said she was jogging around the block with the group as part of an agility test for the program, a public-private partnership to teach low-income participants construction skills and get them placed in jobs.

She said that as the group ran, someone drove by them slowly and then began shooting at the group, firing six to eight shots.

Two people were shot in the ankle, and a third fell in the street. The shooter then stopped the car, got out, and shot the victim in the street in the head, the student said.

All three victims were part of the program, she said.

Police have not made any arrests in the case, although officers found an abandoned vehicle that may be associated with the crime, Abetkov said.

Abetkov said the shooting occurred about half a block from the Ruth C. Powers Child Development Center, which was placed on lockdown after the shooting.

Investigators were interviewing witnesses Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 232-8477. Callers may remain anonymous, and a reward is offered for information leading to the suspects’ arrest and conviction.

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