Kids shot, girl dead after community cookout in Richmond

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Richmond police say a girl was fatally shot and a boy was wounded during a cookout in a public park on the city’s south side.

News outlets are reporting that officers were called to Carter Jones Park at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and two juveniles were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The girl died.

Witnesses said the girl was hit while she was on a pony ride.

Richmond Police spokesman James Mercante said the park was crowded at the time, so they’re hopeful witnesses will share information.

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