NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A shooting in Newport News sent one teenager to the hospital and left another in police custody.
On Friday, Sept. 22 just after 6 p.m., officers responded to the 7400 block of River Road for reports of a shooting.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a teenage boy suffering from a gunshot wound outside of an apartment.
The teenager was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Within hours of the shooting, detectives had identified a teenage suspect. He was taken into custody on Monday.
The teen was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, reckless handling of a firearm, possession of a firearm by juvenile and discharging a firearm in city limits, according to police.