Petersburg aggravated assault leaves man hospitalized

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) Petersburg Police responded to the 1200 block of Grant Avenue on Friday for a person shot at 6:51 a.m. An 18-year-old victim, who had been shot at least once in the leg, was taken to the VCU Medical Center where he underwent surgery. It appears that the man was outside near the beginning of the 1200 block of Grant Avenue when struck.

Police say that detectives are developing leads and have been canvassing surrounding neighborhoods.

Anyone with information on this assault is asked to call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers anonymously at 861-1212, text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637 or go to the website

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