Richmond police are investigating four unrelated shootings that occurred early Thursday and left two people dead and three others injured.
Olajuwon Akeem Elleby, 34, of the 2200 block of Redd Street, and Jammie Lee Walker, 39, of the 3000 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, were found dead about 2:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Chamberlayne Avenue in North Side, between West Brookland Park Boulevard and Rennie Avenue. Officers found the men in a parking lot.
Earlier, at 1:12 a.m., police responded to the 2300 block of Bethel Street in Whitcomb Court, where a teenager had accidentally shot himself. Police said the wound was not fatal.
A minute later, another shooting was reported in Gilpin Court. Officers responded to the 1200 block of St. Paul Street, where a pickup truck had crashed into the end of a guardrail after shots were fired into the vehicle.
A passenger was shot in the leg, police said. He was expected to recover.
Then, at 4:13 a.m., a fourth shooting was reported in the 500 block of Hunt Avenue, located in North Side between Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and Meadowbridge Road.
A man was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery, police said. The man’s wounds were not considered life-threatening.
Richmond police reported yet another shooting Thursday night. About 8 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of North 22nd Street and found a woman who had been shot. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information on the killings is asked to call Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 317-6922. Tips about any of the shootings can be reported to Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com or by using the P3 Tips app.
All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.