NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police have made an arrest after a teenager was shot Sunday afternoon.
Police say a 16-year-old male, who was already in custody on unrelated charges, was charged on Wednesday with aggravated malicious wounding, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and various gun-related charges.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Manor Road at 12:55 p.m. for the shooting on Sunday. After canvassing the area, officers located a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
There was no update on the victim’s condition as of Thursday.
Police Chief Steve Drew said he credits the arrest to help from the community, technology and responding officers and detectives.
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