They were there "picking up checks" that they get for not using guns or something. Naturally, the folks handing out the checks won't talk to the police.
A bloody fistfight broke out among rival gang members at Richmond City Hall on Friday, according to police.Aw, a feel-good ending to the bloody brawl.
Seven men from different parts of the city brawled in a third-floor suite that houses the city’s Office of Neighborhood Safety around 12:30 p.m. Friday, department director Devone Boggan said.
He said all of the men involved in the melee are enrolled in the office’s “Operation Peacemaker” fellowship and happened to show up at the office at Richmond’s Civic Center at the same time unexpectedly.
The fight stemmed from an “exchange of looks” and heated words after the men spotted each other, Boggan said.
Police have so far been unable to locate any of the men involved, and have few details about what happened, Lt. Bisa French said Tuesday.
The Police Department received several 911 calls from City Hall reporting the fight, and found blood splattered across the office where the fight happened, which is located above council chambers.
Boggan said one of the gang members in the fight suffered a broken nose, which was the source of much of the blood found in his office.
The ONS director said he sees the unarmed brawl as a sign of progress, since the young men involved all have a history of gun violence.
“They decided to pick their fists up instead of a gun,” Boggan said. “Everyone got up and walked away—not one mother has to bury their child this week.”