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Person killed in Petersburg shooting, Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett

Posted at 9:19 AM, Sep 24, 2023

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A person was killed in a shooting in Petersburg Saturday night Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

The shooting occurred just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, in the area of North Boulevard and South Sycamore Street.

On Tuesday, Petersburg confirmed that the victim in the shooting was 29-year-old Fatin Ibn Hassan Rhone.

When police and EMS arrived at the scene, they found Rhone with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to reach out to police.

The scene is also not far from where a vehicle apparently struck and toppled the Dough Boy World War I monument at the intersection of South Sycamore Street and North Boulevard.

The tribute was dedicated in 1928 in memory of area soldiers who died in the war.

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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.

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

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