Richmond in Ruins: Homicides Surge in Desecrated City

(WTVR) A streak of violence in Richmond continues as police are investigating three homicides that happened this week alone.

A man became the victim of a violent homicide after he was beaten with a tool on Sunday. According to Crime Insider Sources, the weapon was likely a hammer.

56-year-old Eddie Wells was working on the house across the street. Detectives believe between 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon and 9 a.m. Sunday morning, someone came into the home and attacked Wells with a hammer.

“We are here trying to get into contact with the homeowner about doing the forensic cleaning for the homicide,” said David Woods. The former Richmond Police officer has seen his fair share of crime scenes and now runs his own forensic cleaning business.

Sadly, business is booming.

“Homicides, suicides, unattended deaths and virus cleaning services,” Woods said, naming his specialties.

The city now officially has more than 50 murders for the year so far.

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(WRIC) The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a woman and teenage girl Monday morning in the city’s East End.

The shooting happened around 12:40 a.m. in Mosby Court. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Redd Street and found each of the victims suffering from a gunshot wound.

Robinson isn’t sure what the solution is to the violence in the area but said she’s scared to come outside.

“I don’t know when I’m going to die or get shot,” she told 8News in an interview Monday.