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Argument at neighborhood cookout led to deadly Dinwiddie double shooting, deputies say

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Posted at 10:01 AM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 23:16:32-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- A 23-year-old man is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting in Dinwiddie late Saturday night, according to sheriff's deputies.

Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office were called to the 4100 block of Beth Lane in North Dinwiddie for the report of a person shot around 10:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found 23-year-old Waekuon Quendrick Johnson of Petersburg and another 23-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officials said Johnson was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The other man remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to officials.

Investigators believe that an argument at a neighborhood cookout led to the shooting.

Anyone with information should contact Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-3755 or an anonymous tip can be called in to Petersburg-Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.