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Two wanted after man is shot in Newport News

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 10:22:10-04

Newport News, Va. – A man has been hospitalized after being shot in Newport News. Police are now searching for two suspects.

At about 6:19 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, police and medics responded to a report of a shooting in the 13200 block of Chester Road.

When officers arrived they found a 34-year-old Newport News man in the parking lot. The victim was transported to a local hospital by medics with what appeared to be life threatening injuries, police say.

Two possible suspects are described as black males appearing to be in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties, about 5’9”-6’ tall with medium to thin builds. Both were wearing black ball caps. One was wearing a white T-shirt and baggy pants. The other was wearing a patterned shirt with orange and red in the design.

The suspects were seen leaving the area in a gold Lincoln Town Car or gold Cadillac, according to police.

At this time, it is unknown what led up to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.