NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A 26-year-old man was shot several times during a robbery in Newport News Tuesday evening.
Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said officers were dispatched to the Olde Towne Market located at 39th Street and Marshall Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdomen, hit, thigh and ankle.
He was transported to a local hospital with reportedly non-life threatening injuries, Eley said.
According to Eley, the victim was shot by two robbery suspects. Witnesses told police they saw a black male with a dark complexion shoot the victim while a second suspect went through the victim's pockets. Both fled the scene on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry said that during the last two weeks, incidents of breaking and entering and home or vehicle larceny have increased in two areas of the county.
A Facebook post helped Elizabeth City Police identify and locate the suspect of a hit-and-run incident involving a 3-year-old this week.
As Newport News Fire Chief Scott Liebold plans to retire at the end of this month, the city is looking for his replacement -- and they want your help.