Police: Man seriously hurt in accidental shooting on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, another man charged


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man was taken to the hospital after what police say was an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk.

Police say it happened around 1:35 p.m. inside a home in the 8500 block, just south of E. Bayview Blvd.

The 18-year-old victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening and he was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

Damon D. Mitchell

The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was due to an accidental discharge, police say. Officers arrested Damon D. Mitchell, 25, in connection to the shooting and charged him with reckless handling of a firearm.

He’s being held without bond.

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