Man shot in Newport News bar parking lot

Posted at 7:51 AM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 07:51:35-05

Newport News, Va.- Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning.

According to police, a 39-year-old man was in a parking  lot with friends at 5832 Jefferson Avenue just before 2 a.m. when he stepped away to take a phone call.

While on the phone, the man heard a gunshot and was hit in the chest.

He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Police have not released any information on a suspect.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.