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Hampton shooting suspected of having strong drug overtones

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 16:30:39-05

Hampton, Va. – A man was sent to the hospital after a shooting with “strong drug overtones,” according to police.

Dispatch received a call Wednesday afternoon about a shooting in the 1500 block of Briarfield Road around 1:35 p.m.

Police found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound in his lower torso at the scene. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the victim was approached by a man who pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The suspect ran away in an unknown direction.

Investigators say the suspect and victim know each other.

If you have any information about this crime, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.