15-year-old shot while standing at school bus stop in Newport News

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 16:26:40-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police are investigating after a 15-year-old was shot in the leg.

It happened in the 3300 block of Marshall Avenue on Monday around 6:43 a.m.

According to police, the victim was one of five students standing at a school bus stop when someone in an SUV began shooting at him.

We spoke with the mother and grandmother of another teen waiting at the bus stop.

Juanita Jackson said they heard about five gunshots ring out before her grandson ran in the house.

“He said when he was at the bus stop, they was shooting and he just ducked down and grabbed the other guy and ducked him down too but the bullet hit him in the leg," Jackson explained.

The 15-year-old victim also ran to Jackson's home.

“He said ‘they shot me, they shot me, they shot me.’ Crying. ‘They shot me.’ He tried to call his mother on the phone," Jackson told News 3.

Jackson immediately called 911.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect has been described as a skinny male, approximately 5’7, wearing a black mask, black hoodie and an orange hat.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.