2 people shot in New Kent during attempted carjacking, police say

Posted at 6:33 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 10:51:33-04

Scene photo provided by New Kent County Sheriff’s Office

NEW KENT Co., Va. – Two people were shot in New Kent during what was believed to be an attempted carjacking on Tuesday.

The victims were confronted by at least three armed men then shot in the parking lot of The Forge Center around 11:45 p.m., police said.

According to New Kent officials, the two men sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The three suspects reportedly left the scene before police arrived and were believed to be headed eastbound on Pocahontas Trail.

No additional information is available on the condition of the victims at this time and there are no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime can call the New Kent Sheriff’s Office at 804 966-9500 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804 780-1000. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app as well.

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