Two teen girls shot in Newport News while walking home

Posted at 8:47 AM, Aug 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-27 19:14:08-04

Newport News, Va. - Two teen girls were shot in Newport News on Monday night while walking home just before midnight.

Police received several calls in reference to gunshots in the area of 32nd Street and Marshall Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and found a 17-year-old Newport News girl and 19-year-old Newport News girl, who had both been shot.

"About three gunshots I heard ringing out. One of the girls fell right there, one back there," says Donald Boone who has lived on 32nd Street near Marshall Ave. for five years. 

Both girls are expected to be okay after going to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police say they don’t have much information to go on because there are different stories coming from victims and witnesses.

"We all take pride in the block here, keep it clean. This is the first shooting since I've been here," says Boone.

Police say the two victims were walking back to the 17-year-old's home, and while in the 700 block of 32nd Street, several shots were fired, striking the two girls.

Residents like Yolanda Hardy say more and more crimes in Newport News have involved younger and younger kids and it needs to stop.

"It's simply ridiculous. I think our parents need to get a hold of our children. If they took care of their kids at home, we wouldn't have to take care of them in the streets," says Hardy.