Hampton 18-year-old shot multiple times in his home overnight

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 17:29:13-04

HAMPTON, Va. – A Hampton man is recovering after he was shot several times overnight Wednesday.

According to police, the 18-year-old was inside his home when a gunman fired several shots from outside.

Neighbors told us they heard five gunshots.

"I figured they were shooting toward that direction," Katiana Lassiter, who lives nearby, said. "It is very unsettling to think that someone could shoot off and accidentally shoot of at our home.”

Officers were called to the 2100 block of Newton Road around 1:16 a.m.

“There was a lot of police cars, about six police cars, an ambulance, fire truck, and four detectives," neighbor Tiffany Aranda said.

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said he should be okay.

If you know anything about what happened, contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.