NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - The two people found shot in a vehicle in Newport News Monday night are both 17 years old.
Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said officers responded to a 'shots fired' call in the 800 block of Forrest Drive around 5:45 p.m. Officers arrived at the private parking lot for the Woodlands at Oyster Point and found a parked black Toyota RAV 4 SUV with the two injured men -- one in the driver seat and the other in the passenger seat.
A woman in another vehicle says she noticed the two men lying lifeless. She said their bodies started to fall when police officers opened the doors of the SUV.
"That's somebody's child and I wish them the best," said the woman. "I hope they make it. I really hope they make it."
Both victims have been transported to a local hospital and are in critical condition. Eley said both of the victims are from Hampton.
One by one families in the apartment complex gathered around the scene, which police had taped off for three hours.
"I was getting my kid dressed to go outside, then I saw crime tape out my back window," said Ray Gaines, a neighbor.
Like Gaines, many parents were shocked to hear two men were shot in broad daylight so close to where their children play in the afternoons.
Police are still looking for suspects.
The SUV had visible damage to the front passenger side bumper. Call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP if you have any information. Your tip can remain anonymous.
Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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