Man dead in Newport News shooting

Posted at 9:57 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 11:36:20-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Officers with the Newport News Police Department responded to a shooting that left a man in the area of 23rd Street and Wickham Avenue Wednesday night.

Dispatchers received the call at 9:23 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 47-year-old man lying on the ground before it had been determined that he suffered from a gunshot wound.

Police said a witness who heard the shooting saw the victim on the ground and ran to the nearby fire station to alert medics.

The victim was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m. He has been identified as 47-year-old Kelcey Wellons of the 900 block of 28th Street.

The investigation remains ongoing. There is no further information.

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