RICHMOND -- Police are on the hunt for a suspect in the city's second homicide of the year Friday, one that came a mere 24 hours after a woman was also shot and killed.
Officers responded to S. 35th Street and Wall Avenue around 10:04 p.m. for several calls the department had received of shots being fired in the area, according to Richmond Sgt. Nicole Abetkov.
When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 24-year-old Richmond resident Clarence Wesley Celestine Jr., lying in the street suffering from several gunshot wounds.
Celestine was rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he later died, Abetkov said.
Abetkov said a dark-colored sedan, possibly an Acura, was seen leaving the area after the shooting, but police have little else in terms of suspect information.
This was Richmond's second homicide of the year, one that came just 24 hours after the shooting death of a woman at South 4th Street and Florida Avenue. The woman killed was identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as 43-year-old Tammi Baker.
In that shooting, police said they are interested in finding a burgundy sedan with gold rims that was seen leaving the area shortly after shots were fired.
Abetkov said they do not believe the shootings are related.
The two homicides follow a 5-month lull in the city, the longest span without a homicide in memory for a city that had 16 last year, a 33-year-low.
Motives in both shootings have not been determined, police said.
Anyone with information can call the anonymous tip line at 510-232-TIPS or Richmond Det. Decious at 510-621-1747.
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