16-year-old boy, 18-year-old man hurt in Chesapeake double shooting

Chesapeake Police vehicle
Posted at 9:00 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 23:14:24-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were hurt after a shooting in the 1000 block of Sir Gawaine Drive Wednesday night.

Chesapeake Police responded to the area for reports of an injured person around 7:12 p.m. Officers arrived on scene minutes later to find the 18-year-old victim, who had been shot.

At 7:17 p.m., a driver flagged down officers in front of the 3rd Precinct. The driver had the 16-year-old boy, who was suffering from gunshot wounds, inside their vehicle.

Police say the 18-year-old was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old was also taken to a local hospital, but his injuries are said to be life-threatening.

News 3 spoke with a neighbor who did not want to be identified. She said she was inside her home when she heard four to five gunshots ring out.

"It was very scary," she said. "I'm sitting right in my living room and bam. I was so scared. I was about to duck. It was bad; it was bad. It's scary."

The neighbor said she's keeping the victims in her thoughts for a full recovery and hopes the gun violence stops.

"Praying for the families, for sure," she said. "It's sad, the gun violence and everything but young people got to get it together, seriously."

Officials say there is no suspect description at this time.

If you know anything about this incident, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887), leave a tip online at P3Tips.comsubmit a tip via the P3Tips app.

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