NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Police say they are investigating two shootings that happened Sunday night in different parts of the city.
At 8:45 p.m., police say officers were on routine patrol in the 2000 block of Chestnut Avenue, when a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, flagged officers down to get their attention.
Police say the victim is a 23-year-old Newport News man. He was taken to a local area hospital with what appeared to be a possible life-threatening injury. Officers also found a gun in his possession.
Shortly after, communications dispatch got a call from the clerk of the Quick Save Mart, also located in the 2000 block of Chestnut Avenue, for a robbery.
Police say all indications in the two reports suggest that this was a robbery attempt prevented by the clerk of the business. Detectives and officers are investigating to confirm the incident/report.
Around 9:02 p.m., communications dispatch got a call for a shooting in the 400 block of Crescent Way.
Police say they found a 25-year-old Newport News man with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to a local area hospital for further treatment.
The preliminary investigation shows that two groups of people got into some kind of fight when someone from one of the groups began to shoot at the other.
A witness told police that the victim was not involved but happened to be in the vicinity of the fight.
In both shootings, there is no suspect information and no one is police custody. Both investigations are on-going.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.