16-year-old boy seriously injured in Newport News shooting

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shooting in Newport News Monday afternoon.

Around 3:09 p.m., officers were called to the 13700 of Warwick Boulevard for a shooting. Police responded and found the teen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper torso area. He was taken to a local hospital with possible life-threatening injuries, police say.

Witnesses told 10 On Your Side they saw a large group of young people disperse following the shooting.

Alan Wallace said the victim was carried across Warwick Boulevard by a pair of teens, who dropped him near the Popeyes before running off.

“They boy was laying out in the grass and his body was like limp,” Wallace said.

Officers briefly taped off a portion of the Popeyes parking lot, as well as the lot to a martial arts business across the street.

No one else was hurt, according to police.

This is the third shooting in Newport News in two days. An 18-year-old was shot on Old Courthouse Way Sunday evening and two people were shot late Sunday night at an apartment on Mytilene Drive.

Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

10 On Your Side is working to learn more information. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.