Single gunshot sends man to hospital with critical injuries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police have not named any suspects in a shooting that sent a Hampton man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It happened just before 2:00 a.m. Saturday at Ponderosa on Jefferson Avenue, according to a spokesperson for the Newport News Police Department.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, had been standing in the parking lot talking to some friends. When he stepped away, a single gunshot hit him in the chest, according to investigators.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police have not said whether the shooting was targeted or random.

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

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