Teens found shot to death on railroad tracks in Hopewell; two other juveniles injured

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HOPEWELL − Two teens, including a 14-year-old, were found shot to death late Friday night on railroad tracks near the Cavalier Square shopping center, police said.

Police Lt. Jacquita Allen identified the victims as Jasir Culver, 18, of Petersburg, and Micah Coles, 14, of Hopewell. They were found shortly before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Elm Street and Arlington Road. Allen said both were lying on railroad tracks.

Both were declared dead at the scene.

So far, no motive for the shooting has been released.

The killings are Hopewell's fourth and fifth of 2022.

Two other juveniles were reportedly shot at the same time as Culver and Coles, Allen said in an email late Saturday afternoon. Both were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive.

Anyone with information about the murders is asked to contact Hopewell Police at (804) 541-2284 or Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202. Information may also be shared on the P3Tips mobile app.

This article originally appeared on The Progress-Index: Teens from Petersburg, Hopewell shot to death in Hopewell Friday night