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5 shot outside Petersburg convenience store

Posted at 10:42 PM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 18:42:33-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The search continues for the gunman who shot five people outside Shortt's Grocery in Peterburg Sunday night.  The shooting was reported just before 9:40 p.m. at the intersection of Harding and Mistletoe streets.

"Five men standing on the corner here near Shortt's Grocery under the air conditioner... were shot," WTVR CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil said.

Two of the shooting victims were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, police said. Two shooting victims were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. A fifth shooting victim were taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

All five shooting victims appeared to know each other, police said.

Police have not released information about a suspect, but did issue an Be On the Lookout alert for a silver Dodge Charger.

A vehicle that matched that description was stopped, after the shooting, in Chesterfield. The driver was taken into custody, but police have not yet confirmed the driver's connection -- if one exists -- to the Petersburg shooting.

Detectives on scene Sunday night looked for clues and possible surveillance video from the store.

"We have detectives on the scene going door-to-door... trying to gather evidence and information," Chambliss said.

If you have information that could help police, call Petersburg Police Department on Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637.

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