HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old boy was found shot to death in Hampton on Friday, but police say they’re still trying to figure out when the teenager got shot and who pulled the trigger.
Neighbors called officers to Catalpa Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after finding the teen’s body in an alleyway.
When officers arrived, they found Daequan Gwynn dead with several gunshot wounds.
“It’s just hard for me to grasp this,” said Ervin Littleton, one of the neighbors who discovered the body. “We’re all concerned about the safety of our neighborhood.”
Officers used K-9s to track a scent several block from the crime scene.
Littleton watched all afternoon as officers documented the scene.
“Seeing something like this less than 200 feet of your house, that’s what gets me,” he said. “This is a nice neighborhood.”
Several neighbors tell WAVY.com they heard two loud gunshots around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, but it wasn’t until more than 12 hours when they found something out of the ordinary in the alley.
“While I was cutting my grass, we looked and thought it was a rug on the ground, but it turned out to be a body,” said Littleton. “I walked over, we looked at it and saw a lot of blood, an awful lot of blood.”
He says he’s hoping police catch the shooter before anyone else is hurt.
This is the second homicide investigated by police in the last 24 hours.
Police say they do not have any suspect information. If you know anything about this shooting, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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