Police identify Newport News mother shot and killed at apartment complex

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-05 21:22:37-05

Newport News – According to police, a woman was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Newport News Saturday night.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. at Marshall Court Apartments located on 35th Street.

Police have identified the woman who was killed as Phyllis Felicia Vinston, 27.

Police say they are still investigating, but so far it appears that she was not the intended target.  They believe one or two men were shooting at someone else about a block away.

Neighbors say Vinston went outside after hearing the gunshots to get her two boys.  That’s when she was shot.

Police say witnesses are cooperating with their investigation.