Police identify man killed in quadruple Petersburg shooting

Police identify man killed in quadruple Petersburg shooting

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - One person is dead and three others were injured in a Petersburg shooting early Saturday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened on North Sycamore Street at Franklin Street around 2:30 a.m. Investigators found 40 bullet casings around the area of the shooting.

"I heard a 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,'" said a man who wished not to be identified said. He lives in the neighborhood and heard the events take place.

Mark Thornton, 26, of Dinwiddie County, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Another man was flown to VCU Medical Center. Two others were taken to hospitals by ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unclear.

Police say all other people shot range in age from 27 to 30 years old.

"It's getting worse. There's good people who work here," another resident said.

Currently police have no suspects or motives in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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