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Man heard ‘consistent’ shots during Petersburg double shooting

Posted: 9:12 PM, Feb 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-17 07:20:53-05
Two people were wounded in a shooting at a Petersburg gas station Sunday night. (SOURCE: WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalist Todd Haas.)
Two people were wounded in a shooting at a Petersburg gas station Sunday night. (SOURCE: WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalist Todd Haas.)
Two people were wounded in a shooting at a Petersburg gas station Sunday night. (SOURCE: WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalist Todd Haas.)
Two people were wounded in a shooting at a Petersburg gas station Sunday night. (SOURCE: WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalist Todd Haas.)

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police are investigating a double shooting at a gas station in Petersburg Sunday night.

Officers were called to the BP gas station in the 1900 block of E. Washington Street at 8:05 p.m. police said.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and will provide an update when available," officials said in a post on the department's Facebook page.

Saint Kankam was across the street when he heard gunfire.

"It was like consistent, the shots," Kankam said. "So immediately after that we decided we did want no stray bullet, so we stayed inside. But we peeped outside and in like 10 minutes, the police came."

No suspect information nor additional details about the extent of the victims' injuries were available at last check Sunday night.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Petersburg Police at 804-732-4222 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637.