Teen shot in the leg during robbery outside of Newport News barber shop

Posted at 7:40 PM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 06:17:58-04

Newport News, Va. – A teen is recovering after he was shot in the leg during a robbery in Newport News.

This happened on Thursday afternoon in the 1900 block of 25th Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old male inside of the Illest Cutz Barber Shop suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police say two teens were in front of the barber shop when someone approached them. They  say the man took out a handgun and robbed them. One of the teens was shot.

He was taken to the hospital with a non life threatening injury.

If you know anything about this robbery, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.