Police identify person killed in Petersburg double shooting

Police identify person killed in Petersburg double shooting
Police are investigating in the 800 block of McKenzie Street.

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Police have identified the person killed in a double shooting that happened on Nov. 27 in Petersburg

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, officers responded to the 800 block of McKenzie Street for the report of two people shot. Once on scene, they found two victims; one dead at the scene, the other shot in the leg. That victim was transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

The victim has been identified as William Joseph Spillane, 27, of Richmond.

Through the investigation, it was determined that where the victims were found was not the location the shooting occurred.

A concerned citizen has also put up a cash reward of $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of those responsible, police say. The reward will be in addition to the reward offered by Crime Solvers.

Police are asking for the public’s help and for those who were in the area of High Street and University Boulevard late Wednesday night, to contact Crimesolvers at 804-861-1212.

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