Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Police in Virginia are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex that left one woman dead in Petersburg on Saturday.

19-year-old Toni Knight was killed as she walked into her residence at the Perry Street Lofts, mom Diane Branzelle posted in the narrative accompanying the account.

“[S]he was taking groceries in her apartment when some other people started shooting at each other and a bullet hit my baby girl,” Branzelle wrote. She did not have life insurance for her daughter because she “never thought I would be having to bury my child.”

As of Sunday afternoon, Petersburg Police had not released any details about the incident. Two other people were shot, but their conditions were not immediately available.

“She didn’t deserve this,” Branzelle wrote. “My baby girl was a innocent bystander.”

Branzelle has started a GoFundMe account for her daughter’s funeral expenses, saying she wants to give her ”the proper burial exactly the way she would want it.”

“I wanna give her the proper burial exactly the way she would want it,” Branzelle wrote.

Anyone who has information about either shooting is asked to contact Petersburg-Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212 or use the P3Tips mobile app.

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