Woman shot while trying to flee robber

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A woman who was shot in Newport News was driven to Hampton Sentara Careplex late Sunday night.

Harold Eley with Newport News Police says a Hampton woman was shot twice while she was sitting in her car in the Newsome Park area at Baughman Court.

An unknown subject approached her car around 11:15 p.m., and demanded money. She was shot in the right wrist and left upper thigh when she tried backing the car up to leave.

Eley says she managed to drive herself home, where she was taken to the hospital by her family.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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

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