Man shot, killed near Petersburg Sports Complex
PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg police are investigating after a man was found shot to death near the Petersburg Sports Complex.
Police were on the scene of Birdsong Road and Johnson road for an active investigation. They say a car was found about two miles away from the first scene with bullet holes believed to be related to the shooting.
A K9 unit was used to search a large part of the area.
Police have not released any information on the victim or if they have any leads on a suspect.
“I can definitely see there was one shot on the back window and we were told the entire back window was shot out,” Jessica Cruz said.
Police focused their attention on the red four-door car while Jessica Cruz and her husband, Eric, focused their attention on the investigation near their home.
“We heard random commotions and usually this end of the street, we don’t get a lot of traffic through here,” Eric Cruz said. “It was really weird at first and I stepped out on my deck and I looked around and I saw nothing, and then whatever commotion was going on stopped.”
Police have not confirmed the name of the man killed or released any suspect information.
Correction: The victim was previously reported to have been a teen. We have since learned that is not the case - apologies for the error.
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