Police: Man sustains life-threatening injuries in Hampton shooting Friday


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man sustained life-threatening injuries and his vehicle was stolen after a shooting in Hampton Friday evening.

Hampton dispatchers say the emergency call came in for a shooting around 7 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of Hardy Cash Drive.

Sgt. R. C. Williams with Hampton Police said a 27-year-old man sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Initial investigations revealed that the victim was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect entered his passenger seat and demanded money. Police say the victim complied, went out of the vehicle, and was struck by gunfire.

Reports claim the suspect then left with the victim’s vehicle. The victim was sent to a local hospital.

According to police, the suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 25-year-old wearing dark-colored jogging suit and braids.

The victim’s stolen vehicle was described as a two-door black Dodger Charger with VA tags UMR-29336.

Motive and circumstances are not yet known, Williams said.

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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