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18-year-old shot while inside car in Hampton 7-Eleven parking lot; police searching for suspects

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 21:52:37-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police are looking for the two people responsible for shooting an 18-year-old while he was inside a car in the parking lot of a local 7-Eleven Monday night.

Around 4:54 p.m., dispatchers received a call in reference to a shooting that had just happened in the 1400 block of W. Queen Street. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim, who had been hit by gunfire. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his condition has since been upgraded to stable.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven when two male suspects entered the vehicle. One of the suspects then shot the victim, and both suspects then fled the area on foot.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation. Police have not released any further information about the suspects at this time.

If you or anyone you know has information that will help police, you are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously at P3Tips.com.

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