Man arrested in connection to Petersburg double-shooting

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:58 AM EDT
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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.

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