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Man expected to survive after shooting on W. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 23:41:16-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Police in Hampton are investigating a shooting on W. Mercury Blvd. Wednesday evening, according to Sgt. R.C. Williams of the Hampton Police Division.

Sgt. Williams said dispatchers received the call for a shooting at 5:21 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Mercury Blvd., and the crime scene extends down part of Seldendale Dr.

When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim exchanged gunfire with the suspect after a verbal exchange.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.

If you know anything about this shooting, you are asked to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at P3Tips.com.

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