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2 men arrested following Hampton shooting that leaves 2 injured

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 16:32:14-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police are investigating a shooting that left two men injured early Sunday morning.

Police responded to the shooting around 12:30 a.m., in the in the 400 block of Fox Hill Road.

One man was found shot at the scene and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

While officers were investigating, a second man walked into a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. According to police, it was determined that he was involved in the same incident, and his injuries were found to be non-life-threatening.

According to the investigation, an altercation took place between two groups of individuals at a local business. The altercation continued outside, and shots were exchanged between the individuals who were in separate vehicles.

23-year-old William Hackworth was arrested in connection to this incident. Police say he has been charged with two counts of maiming, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, and one count of willfully discharging a firearm in public.

A second man is in custody in reference to this incident and his charges are still pending. Police are not searching for any additional suspects.

If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00.