Newport News Police investigating deadly double shooting

Posted at 5:55 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 14:07:44-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a double shooting that left two people dead in the 500 block of Ashton Green Boulevard Wednesday.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 3:54 p.m. and arrived to find a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were pronounced dead at 4:28 p.m.

Residents told News 3's Samantha German the neighborhood is home to mostly retired and military people. Those who have been living in the area for years say they've never seen anything like this.

On Thursday officials identified the two people as as 45-year-old Natacha Rodriguez-Cruz and her husband, 41-year-old Marcos Vasquez.

Police said the incident appears to be domestic-related and the public is not in danger. The investigation is ongoing.

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