HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police spent the early morning hours Tuesday investigating a double shooting that sent two men to the hospital.
Officers say someone called 911 just before midnight Monday after seeing two people lying in the roadway of Phelps Circle, in the Buckroe area of the city.
Before officers — and the rain — arrived on Phelps Circles, some neighbors say they woke up to the sound of four or five gunshots.
Others say it was a cry for help from the road that got them out of bed.
Evon Farrell said is was flashing lights.
“I thought it was a close encounter of the third kind because, it was all kinds of lights and everything down here and I never did actually hear a gunshot,” Farrell said.
She said that she saw both victims still lying on the ground — one man badly hurt in front of a chain-link fence across from her property.
From what I could see … at that particular time, he wasn’t moving at all,” Farrell said. “He was just there in the fetal position, he wasn’t moving.”
Another, who police say is 37 years-old, was also hit by a bullet. Farrell said this man was coherent and talking. Paramedics took both men to the hospital with injuries considered not life-threatening.
No neighbors 10 On Your Side spoke with Tuesday had any idea what led up to the shots being fired. But several say it’s a sound they hear all too frequently.
Neighbors hope police make a swift arrest so they can sleep tonight without worry for their safety.
Right now police have no suspect information, and say the motive and circumsntances are unknown.