Man shot in the leg in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking for a man they say shot another man in the leg while sitting on his porch Wednesday night.

According to Sgt. Randall Rajkumar, the 28-year-old victim and another man were sitting on a porch in the 300 block of Deputy Lane in the Denbigh section of the city when a third man approached them with a gun and fired a shot. The bullet struck the 28-year-old in the upper leg.

The shooter fled the area in an unknown direction, Sgt. Rajkumar said.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital where he is expected to recover.

Police describe the suspected shooter as a black male, with dark complexion, wearing a black T-shirt and armed with a handgun.

Investigators are asking anyone who might have information on the shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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