Boil alert issued for Hopewell, Prince George subdivisions

20-year-old man killed in Petersburg shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. –  A 20-year-old man was shot to death in Petersburg Thursday.

Petersburg Police say they responded to the shooting around 1:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street in the Western Hills area. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim.

Brandson Williamson later died in the hospital from wounds sustained during the shooting.

No information has been released on a potential suspect at this time.

Police are still investigating.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212, or by downloading the P3tips app or by going to

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