Man injured in shooting on Somerville Drive in Hampton


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man was injured in a shooting Tuesday morning in Hampton.

Hampton Police said in a news release officers responded to the 2000 block of Somerville Drive just before 10:30 a.m. One person, a man, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a preliminary investigation found the man was outside of a home when two suspects approached him and began firing guns. 

The man ran inside the home, and the suspects him while continuing to fire shots. The man was shot multiple times, police said.

Both suspects fled the scene before officers arrived.

Tuesday’s shooting happened blocks away from John B. Cary Elementary School and Jones Magnet Middle School.

A spokesperson with Hampton City Schools said Cary Elementary was placed a modified lockdown, while Jones Magnet went on full lockdown as police responded to the shooting.

Both lockdowns were lifted after 35 minutes.

A full lockdown means students are sheltered safely in classrooms and visitors are not allowed to enter. The instructional day continues as normal during a modified lockdown, with limited movement in the building. A Hampton Police officer is present in both scenarios.

Police said the motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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