The shooting was reported at about 11:25 p.m. in the 3500 block of Florida Avenue, police said.
Arriving officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The motive for the shooting is under investigation, police said.
No arrests have been made and no suspect information is immediately available, according to police.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the homicide section of the Richmond Police Department during normal business hours at (510) 620-6612, or Detective Stina Johanson at (510) 620-6902.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the 24-hour anonymous tip line at (510) 232-TIPS.