PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC)– The Petersburg Police Department released new information Monday about the double shooting from over the weekend. Police said the shooting victims were engaged in an ‘attack’ when they were shot at.
Officers were called to the BP gas station on the 1900 block of East Washington Street just before 8:30 p.m Sunday evening after people nearby reported hearing several shots.
When officers arrived on the scene they found two male victims. Petersburg Police said one was struck in the left forearm while the other was grazed across his hip.
The investigation revealed that before the shooting there was a fight in the parking lot. Police said the shooting victims were part of an attack on another man.
Video footage from the gas station shows a man wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants and a white tee approach the fight. The man then begins shooting — striking the victims — police said.
The Petersburg Police Department will continue to investigate this double shooting. Anyone who may have been a witness or was in the area at the time is asked to Petersburg Police at (804) 723-4222.