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Hampton man arrested after woman injured in accidental shooting

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Posted at 4:11 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 11:53:17-04

Anthony Jackson

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division arrested a man after woman was shot late Thursday night.

According to police, at approximately 11:17 p.m., dispatch received a call for a shooting in the 100 block of Twin Lakes Circle. When police arrived, they found a woman suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police learned that the suspect, identified as 40-year-old Anthony Jackson, was handling a firearm when the firearm discharged, striking the woman once.

The woman’s injury has been updated to non-life threatening. She remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Jackson was charged with one count of reckless handling of a firearm and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

If you or someone you know has information in this case leading to an arrest, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.