HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) –.A 16-year-old Newport News teenager was taken into custody after a shooting at a house party left a 28-year old woman in critical condition on Feb. 10.
The Hampton Police Division says they received an emergency call for the shooting around 9:30 p.m.
When they arrived in the 400 block of Colonial Avenue, they found the victim inside a home suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Hampton Fire and Rescue transported the woman to a local hospital where she is considered to be in a critical, but stable condition.
Preliminary investigation revealed a fight broke out at some point during a party inside the home where the victim was found.
Police say one of the other party-goers left the party and went to a car to grab a gun. The suspect started shooting at the house from outside and a bullet entered through the house, hitting the victim.
Police located the suspect in the 600 block of Ridley Circle in Newport News and he was taken into custody without incident on Feb 16.
The 16-year-old was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile, one count of use of firearm in commission of a felony, one count of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle, one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling, and one count of malicious wounding/maiming.