‘Sounded like 25, 30 shots’: Witness recounts shooting, fiery crash that injured 2 people in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police says a man is fighting for his life following a shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Officers told WFXR’s sister station, WRIC, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the 3300 block of Cofer Road just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

“I’ve never felt so much fear in all my life,” said a woman who saw an afternoon shooting unfold while inside her own home. She did not wish to give her name to WRIC out of fear of retaliation.

“It sounded like 25, 30 shots when they were behind the building, and then they came around the building,” said the woman, who told WRIC she saw a burgundy-colored sedan with at least four people inside, turn on to Cofer Road from Hopkins Road.

“It sounded like 25, 30 shots when they were behind the building, and then they came around the building,” said the woman, who told 8News she saw a burgundy-colored sedan with at least four people inside, turn on to Cofer Road from Hopkins Road. (Photo: Courtesy WRIC)

“They were just shooting the whole time, shooting as they went down and came back, and they were still shooting,” the woman said.

Police add a vehicle was damaged as it veered off the roadway and caught fire. The incident resulted in injuries to a woman, who police say, was also taken to the hospital.

Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening, however.

“She was covered in blood all over her face, her foot was just like hanging—her left foot,” the woman relayed to WRIC. “And she was asking to call her mom, for me to call her mom.”

Police add a vehicle was damaged as it veered off the roadway and caught fire. The incident resulted in injuries to a woman, who police say, was also taken to the hospital. (Photo: Courtesy WRIC)

While people watched as police investigated, and debris was cleaned up, the eyewitness shared a plea against violence.

“I’m living the fear of it,” she said. “Will I ever feel safe where I live now? No. Will I live here much longer? Probably not. But, you know, we have to make a change and it’s going to take all of us working together.”

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective A. Corchado at (804) 646-8185 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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