UPDATE: Police investigate fourth and fifth shooting incidents in Newport News in less than a week

UPDATE: Police investigate fourth and fifth shooting incidents in Newport News in less than a week

UPDATE: Police investigate fourth and fifth shooting incidents in Newport News in less than a week

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 5:47 AM

NEWPORT NEWS -- Police are investigating the fourth and fifth shooting incidents in less than a week in Newport News.

The first incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. when police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Warwick Boulevard and Bland Boulevard. After searching the area for a victim and not finding one, the officers cleared the scene.

Then shortly after 6:00 p.m., a man walked into the emergency room at a local hospital with a "graze" type wound to his head. The injury is not life threatening.

Police say they've determined that the walk-in patient is the victim in this incident. Detectives are attempting to determine exactly what took place. They say they don't have any additional information including suspect or motive.

The second incident was reported at 29th Street and Marshall Ave at 5:34 p.m. The victim is a 17 year old male.

Police received a call  for a report of shots fired in the 800 block of 30th Street. As officers were arriving in the area, dispatch also received calls about a shooting victim in the 800 block of 29th Street. There, they found the victim with gunshot wounds to his arm and back. He was transported to a local hospital. His injury is considered non-life threatening.

People in the area at the time said they saw two people running from the area around the time the shots were fired, but couldn’t give an accurate description.

Police tell us that the victim is not cooperating in the investigation. They currently have no other information.

 

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