PD: Teen victim, witnesses silent about shooting suspect

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a teenager was shot in Newport News Tuesday evening, but the victim nor any witnesses will tell detectives anything about the suspect.

A 911 call about the shooting came into emergency dispatchers around 5:30 p.m., according to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department.

An initial investigation indicates a 17-year-old male was talking to some people on a porch near the intersection of 29th Street and Marshal Avenue when another male approached and shot him in the leg and back.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, although, his injuries were not life-threatening, Thurston said.

He also said the victim is not cooperating with police and no one at the scene is talking. Detectives have not been able to get a suspect description.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers may remain completely anonymous and are never asked to testify in court.

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