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Man says he helped victims of Chesapeake double shooting

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-16 22:54:14-04

Chesapeake police are investigating a double shooting in the 1400 block of Jefferson Street.

According to police spokesperson Kelly O'Sullivan, a man and woman were sitting in front of a residence at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, when a man carrying a gun approached them and fired shots at them.

A neighbor told NewsChannel 3 that he actually helped the victims after they were shot. 

Police report that the couple says the suspect approached them asking for directions before pulling out a gun and firing at them.

The two were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police tell NewsChannel 3 that the couple says they did not recognize the shooter.

The suspect is described as a male, 20 to 30-years old, approximately 5'7" and 175 pounds. He was wearing black shorts and a black hoodie.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text CHESTIP with information to CRIMES (274637).