3 arrested in deadly Petersburg triple-shooting

2 killed, 1 injured in triple-shooting in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg police have made multiple arrests in connection to the shooting deaths of two men Saturday night.

Officers arrested and charged Tariq Pope and Kevin Crenshaw, both age 21, as “principals in the 2nd,” on Sunday.

On Monday, a third person - Ronnie Hobbs, 24 - was arrested and also charged as a “principal in the 2nd.”

Police have identified the victims as 19-year-old Nijay Hairston and 17-year-old Londre Claiborne.

Police were called to the 80 block of Courthouse Road just after 10 p.m.

When officers arrived they found a man shot. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

“Normally, you hear bullets here and there. Maybe one or two, but this was multiple bullets last night,” said one woman, who did not want to be identified.

Another woman said it was her grandson that was shot and killed in front of the home. She says her grandson received several text messages to come outside, then she heard an explosion of gunshots. She then saw a car screeching away.

Police say two more men showed up to the hospital separately with gunshot wounds. One victim died due to his injuries while the other is expected to recover.

Police confirm all of the shootings are related.

“Guns have no name. They don’t care who they hit and it’s crazy. You can’t let your children out in the neighborhood. You can’t let them go out and play,” the woman said.

If you have any information, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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