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Shooting with “heavy narcotics undertone” reported near Phoebus High School

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 13:23:09-04

Hampton, Va. – Phoebus High School was placed on a modified lock down Thursday morning because of a nearby shooting.

Officials say they received reports of a shooting in the 300 block of Mercury Boulevard around 11:00 a.m.

When they arrived at the scene, they found an man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

Investigators say the victim was approached by the suspect, who showed him his gun and then shot him.

The suspect ran away in an unknown direction.

Police tell NewsChannel 3 that the victim and suspect know each other and that the shooting has a “heavy narcotics undertone.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment and there is no information about the suspect at this time.

Hampton City Schools said that Phoebus High School was on a “modified lock down” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A modified lock down means that the outside doors of the building are locked, but the activities inside of the school operate normally.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.