NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Two men were arrested in connection with a shooting that left a 20-year-old Newport News man seriously injured.
On July 27 around 5:44 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Purlieu Drive for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they located the victim, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Newport News Police Department, 20-year-old Mehki-Kylee Marcellus Owens and 19-year-old Jeremiah Antione Leonard were taken into custody. Owens, a Virginia Beach man, was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two counts of conspiracy to commit felony.
Leonard, who is from Newport News, was charged with malicious assault, shooting a firearm in a public place, brandishing, using a firearm in commission of a felony and reckless handling.
This is a developing story.