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Juvenile killed, man injured in Newport News double shooting; man arrested

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 10:48:55-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a shooting in the 3400 block of Wickham Avenue that left a juvenile dead and a man seriously injured Monday evening.

Dispatchers received the call around 6:20 p.m.

When police arrived on scene, they found a juvenile victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside a home. The juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police found a second victim, a man, in the 800 block of 35th Street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are said to be life-threatening.

On Wednesday police released an update and said a 17-year-old Newport News male died. The other shooting victim was identified as a 20-year-old Hampton man.

18-year-old Diontae Flythe was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Homicide, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Discharging a Firearm in Occupied Dwelling.

Officers found and recovered evidence in connection with this incident.

If you know anything about this shooting, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a time online at P3Tips.com.

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