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Neighbors: Argument sparked deadly Hopewell double shooting

Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 19:21:24-05

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police are investigating a double shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead in Hopewell Saturday afternoon.

It happened just after 1 p.m. in the 800 block of Davisville Street.

Neighbors told police three men, who were described as in their late teens or early 20s, were arguing before they heard shots fired.

Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane said 18-year-old Jeramyah Dontay Pierce, of Prince George County, died at the scene. He suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police said a second victim arrived at John Randolph Medical Center in a private vehicle. He was then taken VCU Medical Center where he was in critical but stable condition at last check.

Officials said a third man, who was with the person who was killed, was hurt when he slammed into a light post as he was running away. Police questioned him about what happened.

Keohane said officers are looking for a late-model white Doge Ram four-door crew cab pickup spotted leaving the scene just after the shooting.

Officers recovered a firearm at the scene.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Hopewell Police at 804-541-2284. Anyone with a news tip can submit one here.