Police: Shooting in Hampton has ‘strong drug undertones’

Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 18:26:15-04

Hampton, Va. – Police are investigating an afternoon shooting on October 2.

At around 1:00 p.m., officers were sent to the 500 block of Homestead Avenue in reference to a shooting.

Public Safety Communications was told that an adult male shooting victim arrived at the Sentara Careplex. He was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators have determined that the victim was in the 500 block of Homestead Avenue when he was shot.

Police are unsure of the motive and are investigating the incident, but say that it has “strong drug undertones.”

There is no information about the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Crime Line by texting “HAMPTONPDTIPS plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).

Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.