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East Bay Rapper Killed, 2 Injured In Richmond Drive-By Shooting

RICHMOND (CBS SF) -- Police on Saturday continue to investigate a shooting that killed a Richmond rapper but said two others who were wounded have been released from the hospital.

Lamonta Butcher, 29, who went by the stage name Tay Way, was gunned down shortly before noon Friday near the intersection of Fourth Street and Macdonald Avenue in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood, police said.

Butcher died at the scene and two others, a 31-year-old Hercules woman and a 50-year-old Richmond man, were hospitalized and have since been released, Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy said Saturday.

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Emergency personnel at scene of fatal shooting at 4th St and Macdonald Ave. in Richmond, September 18, 2020. (CBS)

Numerous shell casings were found at the scene and detectives are following leads, but no arrests have been made, Pomeroy said.

Butcher's death marked the city of Richmond's 15th homicide of 2020.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jose Villalobos at (510) 620-6541 or Tips can be made on Richmond's anonymous tip line at (510) 907-T1PS(8177).

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