Man dead following shooting on Brighton Lane in Newport News

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Newport News held a C.A.R.E. Walk Tuesday afternoon in response to a fatal shooting the day before.

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According to police, the call for the shooting came in just before 2 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Brighton Lane.

When they got to the scene, officers found a man suffering from “at least one gunshot wound.” He was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as Gabriel Elisha Wright, of Newport News. 

Nearby apartments also reported damage from gunfire. One female resident was struck with glass from gunfire and was sent to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson with Newport News Police told 10 On Your Side the incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.

No further information has been released.

The C.A.R.E. Walk was held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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