Man hospitalized following Newport News shooting

Posted at 10:11 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 14:02:07-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – On Tuesday Dispatch Communications received a call for a shooting in the 2000 Block of Wickham Avenue.

The incident was reported at 9:03 p.m. and when police arrived they located a male victim with what appeared to be a life threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg area.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, was treated on scene but shortly after was taken to a nearby local hospital for further treatment. Police say he is in stable condition.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a green colored Acura vehicle leaving the area, when the gunshots were heard.

Police are investigating suspect information.

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