HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police say the man suspected of shooting three people in the Kecoughtan Shopping Center parking lot Thursday evening has turned himself in.
Raghib Ismail Brooks, 23, of Hampton, was identified as a suspect in the investigation on Friday, and police say he turned himself in to authorities later in the day. He was charged on three counts of maiming, six counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and three counts of robbery.
Brooks was also wanted for previous warrants on file for distribution of marijuana and discharging a firearm in public.
According to Sgt. Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division, around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Public Safety Communications received a 911 call about a shooting in the 3800 block of Kecoughtan Road. When officers arrived, they discovered an unoccupied business, JCS Insurance, had been struck by gunfire. Other evidence of a shooting was found.
Around 6 p.m., two men walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds, one in critical condition with injuries to his upper torso. The second was shot in the lower torso. Price said both are in stable condition.
Two males shot in the pking lot of the Kecoughtan Shopping Center. Contact Crime Line with any info that may help HPD solve this crime.
— Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) April 24, 2014
About two hours later, a third man involved in the shooting, walked into a local hospital after driving himself there. He had a gunshot wound to the upper torso, but his injury was not life-threatening, Price said.
UPDATE 3: A 3rd male involved in the shooting walked into a local hospital at 7:42 p.m. His injuries are also non-life theatening.
— Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) April 25, 2014
Price said a preliminary investigation indicates the men were in a GMC Envoy when an altercation began, followed by a shooting.The circumstances and motive surrounding the incident are still being investigated.
“Anytime there is a shooting in the neighborhood, I would be concerned and residents should be too. However, in this particular situation, you can take some relief in knowing that none of the patrons or businesses were involved and all the individuals involved were in that vehicle,” Price said.
If you have any information about the shooting, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.