One person dead in Dinwiddie double shooting Saturday night


DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person was killed and another is in critical condition following a double shooting in Dinwiddie on Saturday night.

According to a release, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person shot on the 4100 block of Beth Lane. Waekuon Quendrick Johnson, 23, of the 100 block of Croatan Drive, Petersburg, was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center where he passed upon arrival.

Authorities said another 23-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds and transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. Major W. B. Knott with the sheriff’s office told 8News that the victim underwent surgery, and officers are waiting to see what was recovered from the procedure, in addition to the autopsy on Johnson’s body, as they look into the incident further.

Investigators believe the incident began over an argument at a neighborhood cookout.

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying those responsible for this incident. Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to contact the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-3755 or Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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