Double shooting, shots fired incident in Hampton may be related


HAMPTON Va. (WAVY) — A shots fired incident on a busy Hampton road and a shooting that left two men injured over the weekend may be connected, police say.

Hampton police said in a news release officers responded to the first incident in the 4000 block of West Mercury Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. after receiving a report of an attempted maiming. 

Police said an investigation found two 22-year-old women were in a vehicle going eastbound when someone in a black vehicle began firing at them.

To avoid getting shot, the woman driving the vehicle swerved and went off the road, hitting a bush in the process. No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Dispatchers received a call around 2:45 a.m. for a shooting in the 100 block of Friendly Drive, police said.

Responding officers found a 25-year-old man and a 36-year-old man at the scene who were suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said the two men were getting out of a vehicle when someone in a black-colored vehicle fired shots before fleeing the area.

The men were taken to a local hospital with injuries considered not life-threatening, police said.

Police said the two incidents appear to be related.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.

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