SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that injured two teens Saturday afternoon in the area of Green Ash Court and Magnolia Drive.
Officials were contacted at 2:43 p.m. advising of the shooting in the College Square area. When officers arrived they found two older teen males suffering from gunshot wounds.
Residents who live in the area say the uptick in gun violence needs to be addressed.
"They need to patrol the area. This area is unpatrolled. Yesterday, it was different because it was broad daylight but most of the events here are after dark. The park has a lot of activity after dark and its not patrolled.I regret that I didn’t even look out the window when I heard the shots because it's just so common. I didn’t know these teenagers were out here laying there when I could have maybe helped. I’m CPR certified," an unidentified neighbor who did not want to appear on camera said.
Both were taken to a local hospital.
"I don’t think what happened, the kids here are involved," Reginald Simpson said, a resident in the area.
Residents in the area say a lot of activity takes place in the park located in the neighborhood.
"The park itself. You have Wynnwood and College Park and then you have Hunter so the park is in the center of all of it. So this flavor is spilling over from other neighborhoods. I think the parents, the kid's parents need to be more active in controlling the kids," Simpson said.
One resident says the uptick in gun violence makes it hard for her kids to go outside and just be kids.
"Gunshots are common here. It's not safe out here. My kids can’t come out and play."
Following the investigation, Suffolk Police arrested Nasir Kamal Edmond who is 18-years-old now, but was a juvenile at the time the incidents occurred. He is being charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding (2 counts), Use or Display Firearm in Commission of Felony, and Possession of Assault or Handgun by Juvenile. Edmond is currently being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time.
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