Police ID men found dead in red car outside Petersburg apartments

Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 06:38:27-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police have released the names of the two men found dead inside a car outside an apartment complex in Petersburg Tuesday morning.

Petersburg Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt identified the victims as 32-year-old Jeffrey Lundie of Dinwiddie and 31-year-old Patrick Comer of Colonial Heights.

Officers were initially called to the area Tuesday morning to respond to a shooting at the Summit Pointe Apartments. One neighbor reported hearing around 10 shots fired.

A maintenance worker discovered one of the bodies in the front seat of the car, in the passenger side of a red Honda Civic.

Bodies found in Petersburg car (PHOTO: Wayne Covil)

Bodies found in Petersburg car (PHOTO: Wayne Covil)

The apartment complex is located near the intersection of Summit Street and Oak Lane.

After the worker contacted his boss, they walked back to the car, and called 911. That's when they discovered the second body, on the driver's side, slumped down.

"This happened in a neighborhood, this happened in a community," said Casandra Conover, Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney. "There are people around here, we can't put things together on our own, we need people to talk to us, so if anybody knows anything, they need to talk to us."

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call Petersburg Crime Solvers 804-861-1212.

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