Police: Shooting on Taylor Ave in Newport News accidental

UPDATE (Feb. 22): Newport News police say investigators determined the man accidentally shot himself. The man’s injuries are no longer considered life-threatening.


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man has life-threatening injuries after being shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon in Newport News.

Police say the call for the shooting in the 900 block of Taylor Ave. came in at 4:17 p.m.

Officers found a 20-year-old Hampton man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police have not released any further information about the investigation.

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