HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police arrested a Newport News man after a shooting early Friday morning in Downtown Hampton.
Anthony Hunter, 26, was charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of a use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of shooting in public and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s in custody at the Hampton City Jail.
The victim, a 51-year-old man, was shot in the first block of E. Queens Way around 12:05 a.m. Friday and suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Police say the preliminary investigation showed the suspects were arguing inside a business when they were asked to leave. After leaving, the two suspects shot at the business, hitting the victim, who was standing outside at the time.
Police said they were looking for two suspects, one with shoulder-length braided hair, a short beard and a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants, and another wearing a red jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath, with red pants and a black beanie.
The motive and circumstances in the case are still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or use the p3tips app.