Police searching for suspect in connection with shooting of Hampton teen

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 16:51:17-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect connected with the shooting of a Hampton teen Friday.

The call came in around 12:20 p.m. Police arrived at the scene in the 500 block of Shelton Road to find a 16-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the victim and her friend were walking in the area when the victim’s friend became involved in a verbal argument with the suspect. The suspect then pulled out a gun and fired toward the victim and her friend. The victim was hit once.

The suspect is described as a black man who is between 18-23 years old and is approximately 5’8″-5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and gray Nike shorts and is said to have a tattoo on his upper chest.

The suspect drove away in a silver Hyundai Elantra sedan, heading southbound on Shelton Road toward Old Buckroe Road.

Anyone who has information about this shooting is asked to call the Hampton Police Division at (757) 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ( 1-562-5887).

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