Petersburg Police investigating Saturday shooting


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight Saturday and left one person dead.

The department says the incident happened on Commerce Street between N. South Street and N. Jones Street.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

“Victim was a male and it was not a suicide. We are asking for the public’s help, and if anyone witnessed or heard anything we are asking that they contact us,” Petersburg authorities told 8News.

If you have any information about what happened, contact Petersburg Police at (804) 861-1212.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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