2 suspects in custody after 14-year-old shot in Gloucester


GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — Two male suspects have been taken into custody by the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office after a 14-year-old was shot Tuesday at the entrance of Beaverdam Park. 

Deputies said they searched the area of Fary’s Mill Road for the suspects. Initial reports indicated there were three suspects involved, but through investigation the sheriff’s office says they’re confident there were only two suspects — both of which were apprehended around 4 p.m.

According to authorities, the shooting happened at the 635-acre park’s 606 entrance on Fary’s Mill around 1 p.m. There’s no word on the extent of the teen’s injuries at this time, but authorities say he is reportedly in stable condition. 

The two juveniles apprehended were charged with malicious wounding, possession of a firearm while under the age of 18 and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The sheriff’s office says all people involved knew each other and the case is still under active investigation. Authorities are still in the area with K9 units investigating. 

Stay with WAVY.com for updates. 

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