Richmond Police: 1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at party


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say they are continuing to investigate a shooting near Virginia Commonwealth University that has left one man dead and two people injured.

A police press release says the early Sunday morning shooting possibly stemmed from an argument between two groups of people. Police say the victims are not VCU students and that the incident is unconnected to the university.

Responding to a report of people being shot, officers found two men and one woman wounded inside the common area of an apartment building at 2:45 a.m. The university says on its website that the shooting occurred after a fight at a party.

Police identified the man who died at a hospital as Erik R. McCorkle, 24, of Highland Springs, Virginia. A female victim who wasn’t named is in serious condition. Another unidentified man is recovering from non-life threatening wounds.

Investigators are searching for at least one suspect. Police say “many people” witnessed the shooting.

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