Man killed in Petersburg shooting on Saturday night


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A man was shot and killed in Petersburg on Saturday night around 9 p.m. The Petersburg Police Department says they responded to a call for a person shot in the 700 block of Independence Avenue.

Upon arrival officers located the victim, 43-year-old Michael Wilson of Petersburg. Wilson was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries where he later died.

Police say Wilson was shot in a residence during a social gathering.

They have not released any information about a suspect yet and are asking for the public’s help in gathering information. Anyone who knows anything about the incident can call the Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or use the p3tips app.

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