2 dead in Petersburg triple shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. --Petersburg police say two people are dead after a late night triple shooting.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot in the 80 block of Courthouse Road around 10:21 pm Saturday night.

Police arrived on scene and say they located a black male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injures.

According to investigators a second gunshot victim later arrived at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

While the second victim was being treated a third victim arrived at the hospital with life-threaten wounds and later died from his injuries.

Petersburg Police are working a death investigation into both deaths, which they say are related and are asking the public for help.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.

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