Woman shot by stray bullet in Newport News

Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 09:32:08-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department is investigating after a shooting in the 400 block of Turlington Road left one woman injured.

At approximately 12:41 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 43-year-old Newport News woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her ankle. She was transported to a local hospital.

According to the victim, she was sitting outside with several other subjects when unknown males began shooting. When the shooting began, the victim attempted to run from the scene but was struck in the ankle.

The victim, as well as witnesses in the area, reported hearing multiple gunshots.

The first suspect was described as a black male with locks, wearing a red shirt. The second subject was described as a black male with locks and a white shirt.

The investigation remains ongoing. Police believe that the victim was not an intended target.