UPDATE 10/7/2012 6:50PM
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of the fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in the city. Shortly before 1:00 a.m., Nathan Ratigan, 24, 300 block of West Marshall Street, was shot outside his home. He was pronounced dead about an hour and a half later at VCU Medical Center.
UPDATE 10/7/2012 7:40AM
From the press release from the Richmond Police Department:
Shortly before 1:00 a.m., Richmond Police officers heard shots fired in the 300 block of West Marshall Street. They arrived within seconds and found a white male in his mid-20s who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead about an hour and a half later at VCU Medical Center.
Major Crimes detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, but they believe the shooting occurred during a confrontation with four black males, all in their 20s. One male was wearing an orange polo shirt and gold necklace. Another male was wearing a blue polo shirt. The third male was wearing a plaid shirt. The fourth male was wearing a grey polo shirt. They were last seen running towards the intersection of Belvedere and West Broad Streets.
ORIGINAL POST 10/7/2012 1:14AM
The VCU text alert system is reporting a shooting in the 300 block of West Marshall Street.
No more information is available at this time, updates as they become available.