Hampton Police investigating homicide after man shot in front of apartment dies

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Posted at 8:54 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 08:27:29-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police are investigating a shooting in the 3700 block of Kecoughtan Road that left one person injured Wednesday night.

Officers responded a report of a shooting in the area at 8:03 p.m.

When they arrived on scene, they found Eric Lydell Pridgen Jr., a 19-year-old Newport News man
who had been shot.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. due to responders saying his injuries are life-threatening. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed the man was in front of an apartment when he was hit by gunfire.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

There is no further information.

If you know anything about this shooting that will help police, you're encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously online at

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