Victim in Petersburg shooting succumbs to injuries; suspect on the loose

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — One person is dead and a suspect is on the run after a shooting in Petersburg Wednesday night.

Police tell 8News the shooting occurred at the 2100 block of Richmond Avenue.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Dionte Mason of Petersburg, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center from the scene with life-threatening injuries before being pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities believe Mason had been involved in an altercation just prior to the shooting. Police are combing the area for additional leads and potential witnesses.

Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call Petersburg Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

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