Two juveniles arrested in connection with shooting of 14-year-old boy in Gloucester County

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 10:01:04-04

Beaverdam Park (Tuesday, July 17)

GLOUCESTER CO., Va. – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects who are said to have been involved in the shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the 606 entrance of Beaverdam Park Tuesday.

While searching the area of Farys Mill Road, authorities originally said there were three male suspects at large. However, after further investigation the number has been updated to two.

At 4 p.m. both suspects, who are said to be juveniles, were taken into custody. They were previously considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities said the boy was shot multiple times. He was flown to a hospital and is currently in stable condition.

The park has reopened to visitors except for the entrance where the shooting happened; that entrance will be closed until Wednesday.

Officials said everyone involved in the shooting knew each other. Both suspects have been charged, according to police.

The charges for the two juveniles are malicious wounding, possession of a firearm while under the age of 18 and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.