Woman killed in Newport News shooting

Posted at 5:55 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:39:38-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A woman has died after being shot in Newport News Wednesday morning.

The shooting was in the 100 block of Mytilene Drive at the City Line Apartments and the call came into dispatch from a neighbor around 4 a.m., according to police.

Police said the woman was shot multiple times. She was pronounced dead by first responders at the apartment officers found her in.

The victim has been identified by police as 20-year-old Breonna T. Patterson.

“That was the first thing I thought about was the baby because now you have an infant child, a year old, that’s gonna grow up without a mother," Assistant Community Manager Stephanie Beale said.

Chief Steve Drew told News 3 they had been to the victim's home before.

“There is some familiarity with this street and that particular address," the Chief said.

However, he wouldn't say more about that.

Police have not provided any suspect information. This is still an active investigation.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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