Hampton shooting claims life of teen

Adonus Turner
Adonus Turner

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A teenager shot in Hampton Thursday night has died from his injuries.

Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division said officers were called to the 800 block of Downing Street just before 11 p.m. for a report of a shooting. There, they found 17-year-old Adonus Deondre Turner suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso inside his home.

Adonus Turner
Adonus Turner

The victim was transported to a local hospital. Shackelford said he appeared to be in stable condition, however, his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead just before 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The investigation revealed the victim went to the front door when the doorbell rang. As he opened the door, shots rang out and the victim was struck. There were other people inside the home at the time of the shooting, though no one else was injured.

Carlissa Burgess, a family friend, told WAVY.com, “I’m very angry for something like that to happen to her son. It’s a way you can talk about things whatever, however things went, instead of gunning people down, coming to people’s house in the streets. It’s wrong. It’s got to stop.”

George Tyler, a neighbor, said he was surprised he happened, “Yeah, cause just opening your door and boom, boom. That’s wild; wildest thing I ever heard.”

Police say it does not appear to be a random act of violence at this time. The shooting remains under investigation.

Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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