Man found shot in Newport News taken to hospital

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man found shot in Newport News has been taken to the hospital, police say.

Newport News police spokesman Brandon Maynard said a 56-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in the 900 block of 15th Street. Officers were called to the scene around 10:30 a.m.

Nearby Achievable Dreams Elementary School was placed on a modified lockdown while police investigate the shooting, Maynard said.

Maynard said the man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear.

Maynard said officers are working to determine the location of the shooting. Police received a report the man was driving a vehicle as he was shot. 

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