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Man charged after accidental shooting in Norfolk sends 18-year-old to hospital

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Posted at 2:33 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 16:20:45-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with Thursday afternoon's shooting in the 8500 block of Tidewater Drive.

Around 1:35 p.m. Thursday, police were responded to a home in the area for a report of a gunshot victim.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 18-year-old man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound inside of the home. The victim was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment, where he remains in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was the result of an accidental discharge of a gun.

As a result, detectives have charged 25-year-old Damon D. Mitchell of Norfolk with the reckless handling of a firearm.

Mitchell is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

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