One dead, one hurt in separate Petersburg shootings

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PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police are investigating two early morning shootings on opposite ends of the city.

Officers responded to the west end near McKenzie Street around 1 a.m. and found one person shot. Less than four miles away around the same time, a second shooting was reported near N. Whitehill Drive and Mecklenburg Street in the east end. Police told 8News that the victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details are limited. Anyone with information should contact the police department at (804) 861-1212.

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