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

Man critically injured in Petersburg shooting shot multiple times
Man critically injured in Petersburg shooting shot multiple times
Man critically injured in Petersburg shooting shot multiple times
Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 18:40:53-05

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.