RICHMOND — A 43-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday morning, becoming the city’s first homicide of the year and the first since last August, police said.

The man’s name was not immediately released. Police said he was a Richmond resident.

The shooting happened about 11:30 am. Wednesday at Lancaster Drive and Aberdeen Way near San Pablo Avenue, which is in the Fairmede-Hilltop area.

Police did not say if the man was killed in a drive-by shooting or by someone who approached him on the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A motive was not released and no arrests were announced.

The killing was the first homicide in Richmond this year, police said. Last year the city had 18 total homicides, the last one on Aug. 22.

The killing was the third shooting and second homicide in the area since last August 16, but police said they do not believe they are related.

A man was shot multiple times in the 2400 block of Aberdeen Way on Feb. 28 but survived. No motive or arrests have been announced by police.

Last August 16, a 32-year-old man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on the same block. Police have not released a motive yet in that killing or announced any arrests.

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Source:: The Mercury News


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