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Petersburg police seek clues after 2 homicides in less than 12 hours

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 18:02:28-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police in Petersburg are asking for the public's help after two shootings in less than 12 hours left two men dead.

The first shooting happened just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday. That's when police were dispatched to the American Deli at 847 W. Washington Street.

A man who lives in that neighborhood told CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett he heard at least 16 shots crack Thursday afternoon.

Police found 22-year-old Frank White of Petersburg suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the sidewalk of S. Dunlop Street next to the convenience store.

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Officials said White was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He died around 10:30 p.m.

Officers were later called to Southside Regional Medical Center for a person shot around 3:15 a.m. Friday.

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Officials said 24-year-old Neil Lewis of Petersburg arrived at the hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound.  Police said he was driven to the hospital from an unknown location on Custer Street.

"Lewis died about five minutes after police arrived,"Petersburg Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said in a news release.

Police said their investigations are ongoing, but that no arrests have been made.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212. You can also text the key word “pdcash” before the tip to 274637 or pdcrimesolvers.org. All methods are anonymous and information leading to an arrest could be worth up to $1,000.00 in cash.

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