Man dies from gunshot wound; Petersburg police seek killer

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PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened on the east side of Petersburg, on Richmond Avenue near Ash Street.

A neighbor said that they heard a shot fired around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"On their arrival, officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound located at the edge of the roadway," Petersburg Police spokesman Capt. Brian Braswell said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died.

"The man has been identified as 30-year-old Dionte Mason of Petersburg," Braswell said. "Police believe Mason had been involved in an altercation just prior to the shooting."

Detectives are investigating and looking to speak with witnesses.

If you have any information that can help police, you are asked to contact Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

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