19-year-old man is dead after being shot in Petersburg overnight

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A 19-year-old man is dead after being shot in Petersburg overnight.

Authorities said at approximately 1:40 am, police were called to the area of High Pearl Street and St. Mark Street for a person shot.

Police arrived to that area to find a 19-year-old male suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

The man later identified as William C. Elmore Jr. was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police are continuing to search for evidence and speak to all potential witnesses for more information into this shooting.

If you have any information or believe that you heard or saw anything in that area, please contact the Petersburg/ Dinwiddie Crime Solvers or the Petersburg Bureau of Police.

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