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'Multiple shots rang out' in Petersburg shooting; man critically injured

Posted: 11:41 AM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 18:40:53-05
St. John Court  Shooting
St. John Court  Shooting
St. John Court  Shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. – Authorities said a man was critically injured in a shooting in western Petersburg Friday morning.

Officials said police were called to the 700 block of St. John Court for a report of a shooting.

“Multiple shots rang out at 10 o’clock in the morning,” Crime Insider Jon Burkett said.

When police and EMS arrived, they found a man outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Peabody Middle School where he was medflighted a Richmond hospital.

This is the second shooting in Petersburg in less than 24 hours.

A 9-year-old girl was wounded as she was lying in her bed at a Petersburg apartment complex in the 2300 block of Navajo Court Thursday night.

Police believe the child was hit by a stray bullet from a gun battle in the parking lot of the Croatan apartments around 9 p.m.

The child suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

No arrests have been made in either case.

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.