RICHMOND -- A man wounded by multiple rounds of gunfire Monday night has been stabilized through surgery and is expected to survive, police said Tuesday.
Police have not identified the man, who was found on the street in the 2500 block of Maine Avenue at 9:13 p.m., according to Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill.
The city's gunfire detection system recorded the shots, Hill said, and the victim was hit more than once. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Police have not made any arrests. The shooting came in the wake of two homicides that occurred within 24 hours last week. Those homicides were the first in Richmond since October; the city had 16 in 2013, its lowest total since 1980.
Police haven't determined whether the shootings are connected.
"We haven't been able to pinpoint it," Hill said, when asked what may have caused the uptick in violence. "We have been able to rule out that the first shooting last week was not connected to these latest two."
On Friday night, 24-year-old Clarence Wesley Celestine Jr. was shot at South 35th Street and Wall Avenue and died after being taken to a hospital. His death came after 43-year-old Tammi Baker was shot and killed at South Fourth Street and Florida Avenue.
Celestine and Baker both were from Richmond. Police last week said Baker did not have ties to the area. Hill said the early investigation revealed that Baker originally was from out of state and that she'd come to Richmond only recently.
"Our gang detectives are working hard on this, trying to put the pieces together," Hill said. "Obviously, you hope the violence subsides."
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