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$5K reward offered for information in shooting that injured 2 kids in Petersburg

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 3:38 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:16 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - During a joint press conference on Oct. 12, the Richmond FBI Office and Petersburg police announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to the shooting that injured two children in May.

“You have a senseless coward that decided to come through and fire rounds, randomly striking two innocent kids,” said Chief Travis Christian. “The person or persons responsible for this senseless act is still walking the streets of this city...we need our citizens to come forward.”

On May 23, police were called to the 500 block of Pecan Street after a boy and a girl was shot while playing outside of the Pecan Acres housing complex. The girl was 5 years old, and the boy was 6 years old at the time of the shooting.

Both children were taken to the hospital and continue to recover today.

A small light-colored Honda or Toyota Camry was seen in the area during the time of the shooting.

During the press conference, police said they received some information on the case, but it is not enough. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

“We partner with the police department to help them bring what resources we can, and we want to partner with the community as well and ask for communities assistance to help us solve this crime; help bring justice to the children to the families into the community,” said FBI senior special agent Stanley Meader.

“Somebody knows who did it. So, we need the help of our citizens in our community; those of you who may know something, it could be something very small, we need your help,” Christian said.

Tips can be made to the FBI by calling (804) 261-1044 or online. Petersburg police can be called at t 804-734-4222.

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