Child, teen injured in Newport News double shooting

Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 06, 2018

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department is investigating after two juveniles were injured in a double shooting in the city Friday night.

The first call came in at 8:36 p.m. Police arrived at a home in the 3600 block of Roanoke Avenue to find a 10-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

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Authorities say he was inside the home when he was shot and was only grazed by the bullet. Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots coming from the streets.

Around 8:54 p.m., police found another gunshot victim, a 16-year-old boy, in the 600 block of Ridley Circle. He suffered from a gunshot wound to his left finger.

Both victims' injuries are said to be non-life threatening. They were both taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police believe both incidents are related. The department is continuing to investigate the shootings.

This is a developing story.

Anyone who has information about these shootings is asked to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

Stay with News 3 for updates.