Man injured in Halloween night shooting in Suffolk

Posted at 8:14 AM, Nov 01, 2017

SUFFOLK Va. - An 18-year-old is in intensive care after being shot several times Halloween night in Suffolk.

The shooting happened while the young man was walking home. The chilling moments after he was shot all caught on video surveillance footage.

"I have the doorbell that has the video camera on it, and I saw him when he ran across the yard. The car chased him - I guess he hid behind my truck, which is right there. Then he came back and he rung my doorbell, and when he rung my doorbell he was already shot," one family member said.

According to the family, the 18-year-old ran for his life when the shooting started, running to his aunt's house first.

"They heard the shooting from down here. It was four gunshots. One of the bullets lodged in that tree right there and he got hit with three," the family member said.

When she didn't come to the door, he continued running to his house looking for help.

"Once the car went down he ran home and from my understanding he collapsed," the family member said.

The victim's aunt said the 18-year old's brothers were home at the time and immediately called 9-1-1.

He was airlifted to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.

"He got shot three times, one in the chest, one in his back and one in the arm," the family member said.

As her nephew battles life threatening injuries in the hospital, she says the family is praying for his recovery.

"He's okay, he's in the ICU but he's okay," the family member said.

His aunt said she is thankful for the surveillance video and she hopes it will help catch whoever shot her nephew.

"He's a good guy, plenty of the people in the neighborhood know him. He's okay. I don't know why anyone would want to shoot him because he doesn't do anything bad enough to get shot," the family member said.

Police are still investigating this situation.

Anyone with any information that may help police is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.