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13-year-old boy shot in Newport News

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 07:16:38-05

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News Police officer discovered a 13-year-old boy with a gunshot wound while on patrol Sunday evening.

The officer was patrolling the area of Jefferson Avenue and Hampton Avenue when he came upon the boy around 5:15 p.m.

The officer immediately called for medics to respond to the scene. Medics transported the boy to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation determined that the shooting took place in the area of Madison Avenue and 20th street.

Officers were given a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which is described as a gray or silver 4-door Honda Civic. There is no description of the occupants of the vehicle at this time.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 as we continue to bring you more on this developing story.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.