Two young children shot while playing outside a Petersburg home

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Posted at 6:11 AM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 06:20:52-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two young children were wounded, one critically, when they were shot while playing outside of a Virginia home.

Petersburg police say the 5-year-old girl and the 6-year-old boy were struck Saturday night outside of a housing complex.

News outlets report that one of the victims was expected to be okay, but the other was in critical condition Sunday.

Investigators say a small Honda or Toyota was seen leaving the area. Police say they haven't detained any suspects in the case and asked anyone with information to come forward.