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16-year-old arrested in connection with Hampton shooting

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-05 16:21:53-05

Hampton, Va. – Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting Saturday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard around 3:30 p.m.

When police officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Investigators say the incident was not a random act of violence. The suspect and victim knew each other and agreed to meet in a wooded area behind Nickerson Plaza Shopping Center. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times.

The victim is still in the hospital and in stable condition.

A 16-year-old boy from Hampton was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of use of firearm in commission of a felony.  He remains in custody at a juvenile detention center.

The motive and additional circumstances still remain under investigation.

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