NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police said there were three separate shootings in Newport News Friday night that occurred within hours of each other. Two of them happened in the East End and one was in Denbigh. Police are investigating if the two East End shootings are related.
The first shooting happened in the 2500 block of Sycamore Avenue in the East End around 7:20 p.m., Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said.
A 17-year-old man was grazed in the neck by a bullet, and was taken to the hospital.
The second shooting occurred around 8:40 p.m., also on the East End. Police said a 26-year-old man was on his way home from work when he was shot near the intersection of Blair and Ash Avenues.
Thurston said the man was riding in the back seat of a car. His mother was driving and his wife was in the passenger seat. Police said someone opened fire on the car, hitting the man in the back. The man was taken to the hospital.
Then, a third shooting occurred in the area of Kings Ridge Drive and Cavalier Drive around 8:55 p.m. in the Denbigh section of the city. Thurston said two men approached a 54-year-old man, shot him in the head, and stole his wallet.
Medics took the man to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot graze to the head.
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