Man critically injured in Newport News shooting

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 08:12:34-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man has been critically injured after a shooting in the 600 block of Aqua Vista Drive Thursday evening.

The call came in at 7:06 p.m.

Officers arrived at the scene to find a 25-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that are said to be life threatening. At last check, he was undergoing surgery.

"It's on us, it’s on me, it’s on our department to break the barriers down and build that trust and make them feel safe to come forward to share a phone call, note, whatever it might be," said Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew. "There are good men and women in this organization. We will solve this crime. We will solve this crime the quicker the citizens work with us, the quicker we can bring resolve."

While there is currently no suspect information, Chief Drew says they have some leads and are working on a motive.

This is a developing story.

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