One dead, another critically wounded during shootings in Hampton


by 13News Now

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 13 at 12:05 AM

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HAMPTON -- "Why is my son dead? Somebody, tell me," said Stephanie Woods Saturday night.

Early in the morning, police found Woods' son, Tyquan Woods, shot to death along North Back River Road.

""Somebody needs to pay. Somebody needs to say something," Woods told 13News Now. "The days and times we live in with these children keep killing, these teenagers, and halfway adults, they're not going to tell, but it needs to come out."

Officers got a call about gunfire on West Queen Street just before 2:30 a.m. When they got there, they found a 25-year-old who had been shot. Medics took him to the hospital with injuries that were considered life-threatening.

Police say their preliminary investigation found that the 25-year-old was in a 2007 Chevrolet Impala near Lincoln and Union Streets. The car struck a curb. He then got out of the car and walked to the location on West Queen Street where police found him.

It was while officers were investigating that shooting that they found 21-year-old Tyquan.

Detectives don't know if the shootings are related or where the initial incident took place. They also say they don't know the circumstances or motive, but that they don't believe the incidents were random.

Family and friends gathered Saturday afternoon on West Queen Street.

Margaret Eady's son, who was murdered in May, was best friends with Tyquan. 

"I've been looking up on the Internet about moms against violence and guns and everything. I don't know how much we can do," Eady stated.