RICHMOND -- Two daytime shootings in as many days -- the latest occurring near an after-school program -- have heightened police concern over possible retaliations, Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan said Wednesday.

The most recent shooting happened at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday in front of a home with gang ties on Bell Court, Gagan said. Gunfire erupted after a group in a car shot at another group standing in front of the home, who returned fire, police said. One man later showed up at a hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his foot. No arrests were made.

An after-school program at nearby Kennedy High School went into lockdown while police responded to the shooting.

On Tuesday, two men were shot in a hail of gunfire at 1:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Fifth Street, police said. The city's gunshot detection system captured 24 rounds fired, according to authorities. One man was reported in serious condition; the other was critical.

The shooting in front of the Bell Court home is the second in the past six months, Gagan said. Fed-up neighbors are considering starting a neighborhood watch group, he said.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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