Teenager dies from injuries after Chesapeake shooting near Camelot community center

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Feb 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-21 14:51:09-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A teenage boy died after being sent to the hospital following a shooting Saturday afternoon.

Police say at 1:07 p.m., they were dispatched to a report of gunshots being heard near the Camelot community center at 948 King Arthur Drive.

When officers arrived on the scene they found a juvenile suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

He was declared dead on Sunday.

There is currently no suspect information that has been released. The shooting is still under investigation.

"That’s like our little brother. We wouldn’t even call him friends. We all neighborhood brothers. We grew up on the same street and all of that. That was a piece of my heart," one of the victim's friends told News 3.

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On Monday school officials said the victim was not a current student but that grief counselors will be available at Deep Creek High School Tuesday.