HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A teen boy died after an accidental shooting in Hampton Tuesday.
At 7:28 a.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of an accidental shooting. Police responded and found a 16-year-old boy with a single gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The teen was identified as Kemore Robinson.
Police say there is no evidence of foul play at this time. A death investigation is underway.
Neighbors told WAVY.com Robinson was very polite and helpful. One woman said he took her garbage cans to the curb and would sit outside and talk with her.
Another man, who described himself as a mentor to Robinson, told WAVY that the boy was working on improving his grades and looked forward to joining the U.S. Merchant Marines.
“He was trying you know better himself, get an idea of what he wanted to do when he became a grown up,” said Daniel Bacchus, Jr. “So that’s what he was working on, and that’s what hurts so bad. He wasn’t doing a lot of bad things. He was a good kid.”
10 On Your Side asked police if the victim shot himself or was shot by someone else. We also asked where the boy got the gun and if any charges could be filed. We are waiting for answers from police.
Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story as they become available.