Group opens fire outside funeral service in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A group of people started shooting outside a church in which a funeral service was taking place on Saturday.

Emergency dispatchers received a call about the gunfire outside Mount Moriah Church shortly before 11:50 a.m. The caller said people wearing black shirts began shooting, hitting several cars near the building, which is located at 716 18th Street. The caller added that there were eight to 10 gunshots.

When officers got to the church they talked to a woman from Hampton who was one of the people whose cars were hit by the gunfire. The woman's rear window was shattered.

Police found several shell casings in front of the church.

The funeral was for someone who recently was killed in Hampton.

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