Death investigation underway following shooting in Hampton

Posted at 10:57 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 16:39:27-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police have identified the man who died after initially responding to what was reported as a shooting in the 400 block of Dare Avenue Monday evening.

At 7:44 p.m. police were called to the neighborhood and heard gunshots coming from a home on Dare Avenue. According to police, the shots rang out shortly after 48-year-old Anthony Vinston entered the home. Police say three people were inside the home and were able to safely escape after Vinston, who was armed, went in. Police have not said who fired the shots and if anyone inside the home was armed.

Police say Vinston was found by responding officers outside of the home and appeared to be suffering from possible cardiac arrest. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Vinston's cause of death is still unknown and will be determined by the Virginia Office of the Medical Examiner.

There were no other injuries reported from this incident.

The Hampton Police Division's SWAT team was activated to clear the house and ensure that there were no other individuals inside the home. There were no weapons discharged by HPD during this incident.

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