Police: Teen injured in drive-by shooting in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A teenage girl was injured in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in Hampton.

Hampton police officials said a 15-year-old girl was walking along the area of Seldendale Drive and West Mercury Boulevard when the shooting happened.

A vehicle slowly drove up and someone inside shooting toward the girl. Officers were called to the scene just before 4 p.m.

“I think that’s horrible. There’s a lot of kids out here. That’s around the time that kids are getting out of school,” said Chesare Settle, a mother who lives in the area.

The teen was taken to the hospital with an injury police said was not life-threatening, and was released the same day.

“It’s crazy, I don’t even let my daughter go to the park.. We barely go home because it’s too much going on. It doesn’t really matter where you go now. It doesn’t. It’s everywhere.,” Settle told 10 On Your Side.

This is the second drive-by shooting in the area since late July.

Police said Wednesday they were still looking for information on a possible suspect. Call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP if you know anything about this shooting.