Man killed in Petersburg neighborhood; tow truck removed from scene

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PETERSBURG, Va. -- A man was killed around midnight Thursday morning along the 3700 block of Westwood Drive in Petersburg. Police were called to the area of Lakewood Drive and South Crater Road at 12:09 a.m.

"Police arrived at the scene and found an adult male deceased from a gunshot wound," a Petersburg Police spokesperson said. "The identity of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified. Police are continuing to search for evidence and speaking to all potential witnesses."

Multiple tow trucks were spotted leaving the scene just before 5:30 a.m.

One tow truck was towing another tow truck. A second tow truck was towing a car.

This is a developing story.

Witnesses can send news tips and photos here.

Anyone with information was asked to call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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