Two arrested in connection to overnight shooting in Hampton that injured two men, one with life-threatening injuries

Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police are investigating a shooting that injured two men, one critically, overnight on August 8.

Police say it happened just before 12:30 a.m. in the 400 block of the Foxhill Road and Fairfield Boulevard area.

When police arrived on the scene they found a man who was hit by gunfire. The man was transported to a local hospital and is believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police say that while they were investigating, a second man walked into a local hospital with gunshot injuries. It was determined that he was involved in the same incident, and his injuries were found to be non-life-threatening.

The initial investigation revealed that an altercation took place between two groups of individuals at a local business. The altercation continued out onto the roadway, and shots were exchanged between the individuals who were occupying separate vehicles.

People who live near the intersection told 10 On Your Side the incident happened dangerously close to their homes.

“I got down low because I didn’t know if it was coming through the house or not,” said one man who preferred not to be identified. “I heard about eight to nine shots.”

Neighbors tell us the incident is too close for comfort.

“It’s definitely concerning because anything could’ve happened. It could’ve come through the window or a wall or anything.”

On Sunday, police released that William Hackworth, a 23-year-old Hampton man, was arrested in connection to the incident.

He was arrested on charges two counts of maiming, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, and one count of willfully discharging a firearm in public.

A second man is also in custody in reference to the incident and charges are still pending.

Police are not searching for any additional suspects.

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


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