19-year-old shot in head in Newport News

Photo by WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 19-year-old man was shot in the head Sunday night in Newport News.

Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of 22nd Street. Responding officers found the victim lying on the ground at the scene. He’s been identified as Rachard Lewis.

He was transported with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say the only suspect description so far is three black men wearing dark clothing. Detectives have not determined a motive behind the shooting, yet.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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