Advertisement

Man arrested in connection to Petersburg double-shooting

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:58 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A 39-year-old man has now been charged in connection to a double shooting in Petersburg.

Police said Derrick Howard was one of two people shot at the Flagship Inn on South Crater Round around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both men are expected to recover.

Howard has been charged with the following:

  • Malicious wounding
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of ammunition by a felon
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Larceny

Within minutes of that shooting, two other people were hurt in shootings in different parts of Petersburg.

Police have not said if any of the gun violence is connected.

Copyright 2022 WWBT. All rights reserved.

Send it to 12 here.

Want NBC12’s top stories in your inbox each morning? Subscribe here.