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Fatal shooting in Richmond is city's first homicide of 2023

PIX Now -- Wednesday afternoon headlines from the KPIX newsroom
PIX Now -- Wednesday afternoon headlines from the KPIX newsroom 09:10

RICHMOND -- A man was shot dead in Richmond Wednesday morning and the suspect was still at large, according to authorities.

Richmond Police said the shooting happened at about 11:24 a.m. in the area of the 2400 block of Lancaster Drive just north of Contra Costa College. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation and found a male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to a police spokesman. 

Despite the efforts of officers and medics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers were gathered outside an apartment complex where the street was littered with yellow evidence markers.

"You can tell by the evidence markers behind me the scene is fairly extensive," said Richmond Police Sgt. Donald Patchin. "We're still in the process of locating evidence and marking the evidence."

Patchin said police did not have any suspect information as of Wednesday afternoon.

"We know there is at least one suspect outstanding," said Patchin. "It is believed they fled the scene. I don't know if it was on foot or in a vehicle."

Police said it was the city's first homicide of 2023.  

This is a breaking news update. More information to be added as available.

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