Police: 16-year-old seriously injured after shooting on Wheatland Drive in Hampton


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday evening in Hampton.

Hampton dispatchers said the call came in at 5:50 p.m. for the incident in the 1st block of Wheatland Drive and Woodbridge Drive.

Officers found a 16-year-old male victim who had been struck by gunfire. Police say he was transported to a local hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. 

His condition was later upgraded to stable, police say.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was shot in the area of Doolittle Road while he was traveling in a vehicle.

The victim then went to Wheatland Drive, where police were contacted. 

Police say the motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation and there is no suspect information to disseminate at this time.

No further information is available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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