Man killed in Petersburg homicide

Man killed in Petersburg homicide

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg police are in the middle of a homicide investigation.

Officers say the man died from a gunshot wound and was shot near a car.

The shooting happened around 1:16 a.m. in the 600 block of Morton Avenue, between Fort Rice and Buckner streets. Neighbors say they heard at least three gunshots around 1:30 a.m.

According to police, a second person who had a gunshot wound walked themselves into Southside Regional Medical Center. The man is in stable condition. However, officers do not know if this person's injuries are related to the homicide investigation.

Police are still investigating and will release the man's identity after they notify his next of kin.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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