Teen shot while driving in Hampton; police searching for suspect

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 21:48:48-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police are asking for the public’s help finding the person who shot a teenage boy Friday afternoon.

Around 4:48 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a shooting in the 2800 block of W. Mercury Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 16-year-boy in a parking lot who had been hit by gunfire.

The teen was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed he was shot while driving east on W. Mercury Boulevard. He was found lying in a parking lot at the intersection of Gumwood Road and W. Mercury Boulevard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation.

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). Tips may also be submitted anonymously at

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