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Police release name of 24-year-old man killed in drive-by shooting

Posted at 4:30 PM, May 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-08 23:42:31-04

PETERSBURG, Va. – Police have released the name of a 24-year-old man killed after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Petersburg Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Shore Street for a report of a person shot just after 9:30 a.m.

“The investigation revealed that a young man driving on Shore Street was struck by possibly a bullet from another vehicle,” Esther Hyatt, spokesperson for Petersburg police, said.

Police said Rashawn Mays of Petersburg died of his injuries at VCU Medical Center.

Officials have not yet released a description of the suspect or their car.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212. You can also text the key word “pdcash” plus your tip to 274637, or go to the website