Virginia town reports second slaying in four days

January 13, 2020 GMT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Hopewell man found shot inside a home is the city’s second homicide in four days, according to police.

A news release said police and paramedics responded on Sunday night to a report of shots fired and an active disturbance, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Monday.

When officers arrived, they found a man inside a home with life-threatening injuries. Paramedics initiated medical treatment but the man died at the scene, Lt. Michael Langford said in a news release.

The victim was identified as Christopher Shawn Barron, 46.

Last Wednesday, police responded to the 100 block of Brooklawn Avenue for a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound. Authorities said a man was found with life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim in that case was identified as Jimmy Darrelle Beverly, 49, of Hopewell.

There have been no arrests so far and police said they are investigating both cases.