Man dies after being shot inside vehicle, crashing into yard; Juvenile hospitalized for crash-related injuries

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 09:39:50-04

HAMPTON, Va. - A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in Hampton on July 2.

According to the Hampton Police Division, the call for the shooting came in at 1:12 a.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of Highland Avenue, where they found the victim suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle.

Police said the victim, who was sitting in the vehicle when he was shot, crashed into the front yard of a neighboring home after being struck by gunfire.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. On July 6 police said the shooting investigation was upgraded to a homicide investigation. The victim succumbed to his injuries.

A second victim, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries received in the crash.

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