Newport News police headquarters shot at several times early Tuesday

Posted at 3:29 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 23:20:54-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police say their headquarters building, located at 9710 Jefferson Avenue, was shot at several times around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Staff members were inside the building at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.

Several windows were damaged as a result of the shooting. Police say one round entered an empty office in the Records Division, where employees were working nearby. Two other rounds hit the Property and Evidence building, and two rounds were fired at the entrance to the main building, but did not penetrate the building.

Police have reviewed surveillance video and say it appears one man armed with a handgun was shooting at the building. They're continuing to analyze the video in the hopes of identifying the suspect.

Newport News Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering up to $5,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the shooting.

If you have any information call the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confidential tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email or call the Newport News Police Department non-emergency number at 757-247-2581.