Victim in Newport News shooting arrested upon release from hospital

Posted at 8:40 AM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 08:40:45-05

Newport New, Va. – Police arrested 18- year-old Hunter Horton after he was released from the hospital Sunday morning.

According to police Horton was shot around 10:50 p.m.  Saturday in the 11000 block of Jefferson Avenue.

He suffered from a gunshot wound in his left calf and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

When he was released from the hospital, Hunter was arrested on two outstanding warrants – for assault and battery on a family member and an emergency protective order violation.

Police are still investigating the shooting and have not released any information on a suspect.

The Saturday night shooting was the third in one day for the city.

Saturday afternoon, a 19-year-old was shot twice in the leg.

Early Saturday morning, a 39-year-old was shot in the chest in a bar parking lot.

If you have any information that could help police in any of these investigations, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.