7-year-old girl shot at cookout in Newport News, police investigating

Posted at 12:13 AM, Jun 03, 2018

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police in Newport News are investigating a shooting at a cookout that left a 7-year-old girl injured.

According to officials, the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue.

Police arrived to find the girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her right leg, and medical personnel transported her to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury soon after.

Police were told by those at the cookout that 10 shots were heard to have been fired.

There is currently no suspect information. The Newport News Police Department is asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

This is a developing story.

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