HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Police say a man is injured and a 15-year-old has been arrested following a shooting Thursday evening in Hampton.
According to police, the call for the shooting came in around 6:05 p.m. in the 2200 block of Kecoughtan Rd. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 60-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The man was transported to a local hospital with a non life-threatening injury.
Police say an investigation revealed that the victim was exiting a business when the suspect discharged a gun in the man’s direction, which then struck him. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Police were able to locate the suspect, identified as a 15-year-old boy, in the 2600 block of Victoria Blvd.
The boy was arrested and charged with one count of maiming, one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of juvenile in possession of a firearm, one count of a concealed weapon, and one count of discharging a firearm in public.
*Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the suspect was a 14-year-old boy, however, police have since made the correction that the suspect is 15 years old.*
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