14-year-old, 17-year-old injured in separate Newport News shootings

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two teenagers were injured in separate shootings in Newport News Tuesday night.

At 8:30 p.m., police at 35th Street and Marshall Avenue heard several gunshots coming from the 800 block of 34th Street. Officers found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his left foot.

While helping the teen, a citizen indicated that they saw “the shooter,” firing a gun from the sunroof of an unknown sedan that fled the area, heading west on 33rd Street.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital for the treatment of a non life-threatening injury.

There is no suspect information and police are still investigating.

At 11:57 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of Hampton Avenue for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they were flagged down by someone who indicated that the victim was inside a residence in the area. Officers found a 14-year-old Newport News male suffering from a single gunshot wound to his buttocks.

He was taken to a local hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the teen was with a group of friends on a basketball court in the 2300 block of Madison Avenue when they heard shots and began to run. While running, the victim was hit by the gunfire.

Police do not have suspect information at this time. Authorities did recover cartridge cases from the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story as they become available.

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