Teenager killed on Petersburg street

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A 16-year-old boy was found dead early Saturday morning in Petersburg, according to Petersburg Police. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Police found the teenager after they responded to the report of a person down in the 1100 block of West High Street, near Bluefield Street, at about 4:49 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photo at makeshift memorial in Petersburg.

Photo at makeshift memorial in Petersburg.

A makeshift memorial with candles and photos was on display at the shooting scene on West High Saturday afternoon.

“I think it is too close to home. I really do,” one neighbor said, who spoke with WTVR CBS 6 on the condition of anonymity.

The 16-year-old’s death comes nearly a week after another deadly shooting a few blocks away outside Shortt's Grocery.

Detectives have asked anyone with information to call Petersburg-Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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