17-year-old injured in Newport News shooting

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 17-year-old was shot Friday night in Newport News.

Dispatchers received a call about the shooting at 7:56 p.m.

The teen told police he was walking with a friend in the area of Roseman Court and Beechmont Drive in Denbigh when they heard gunshots and a vehicle. The victim was shot in the shin. He suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The teen ran to the 300 block of Kingsman Court. He was taken to the hospital from there.

A woman driving on Beechmont Drive with her baby in the backseat had her vehicle hit by gunfire. Luckily, no one in the vehicle was hurt.

Police believe these two shootings are connected. Authorities are investigating.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.