RICHMAND, Virginia (WRIC) – A man fights for his life after a triple shooting at a store on Thursday night at the Midlothian Turnpike store. Two other victims, a man and a young girl, received injuries incompatible with life.
Richmond police responded to the K grocery store on the Midlothian Turnpike around 5pm on Thursday. All three victims were taken to hospital in a private car.
Cashier K Food Store Amer Omar was behind the counter at the cash register when bullets began flying on Thursday night.
“What happened yesterday was like a militant to me,” Omar described.
He said the shooting started in the back of the store after a fight broke out between shoppers.
“People just started shooting at each other,” he said.
Omar showed the crew of 8News the bullet holes scattered in the walls of the K Food Store, and the bullet that is still in the BitCoin vending machine at the back of the store. Blood was still splattering on the wall.
Omar said he leaned in when the shooting started.
“I immediately fell to the floor to protect myself.”
On Thursday, officers wrapped tape around the building from the crime scene as Richmond police and the forensics department investigated what happened.
Richmond police confirmed that none of the three victims of the shooting were store employees.
Omar is just grateful to be alive. “I was lucky. I was lucky, ”he told 8News on Friday.
Another shooting took place at the K Food Store in 2019, when a 23-year-old man named Henrik was fatally shot as a result of an outright robbery.
As police continue their investigation, anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or major crime detective G. Sullivan at (804) 646-3929. You can also use the P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app. All methods of reporting Crime Stoppers are anonymous.