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Two wounded in early-morning shooting in Newport News

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Sep 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-03 13:03:56-04

Newport News, Va. - Police are on the scene of an early-morning double shooting in the 1100 block of 34th Street in Newport News.

Two men, 38 and 40-years-old, were taken to a local hospital for surgery.

One is still in a life threatening situation and the other appears to be stable, according to police.

Police say one of the men walked out of a home and became involved in an altercation with at least one other person.

The second victim and a third man ran out to help the first victim before the first two men were shot and the third man fled.

The suspect is described only as a black man dressed in dark clothing and was last seen running toward 35th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.