Children struck by gunfire while playing outside Pecan Acres housing complex in Petersburg

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PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Two children were shot while playing in the Pecan Acres housing complex early Sunday morning.

Authorities said the two children, a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, are currently in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were hit by gunfire while they played outside in the 500 block of Pecan St.

An investigation is underway. Police are asking the public to identify the suspects. A small Honda or Toyota was seen leaving the area following the incident, Petersburg police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Petersburg Police Department at (804) 861-1212 or using

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