Police investigating second homicide in Newport News in less than 24 hours

13News Now Niko Clemmons has the story

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A violent 24 hours in Newport News involving two separate deadly shootings in Denbigh.

24-year-old Kadeem Bryant was shot in the head and killed Monday night on Tara Court.

And now, police are searching for whoever shot and killed 23-year-old Kashawn Cummings Tuesday afternoon.

This latest shooting happened on Penrith Lane.

Officers responded to the scene for reports of gunshots heard.

The call was upgraded to a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they located Cummings who was pronounced deceased.

Newport News Police say they have arrested 23-year-old Wantu Ceon Wilbert Jr. in connection with Monday night’s shooting on Tara Court.

He is charged him with involuntary manslaughter, and reckless handling of a firearm. Police say Wilbert and Bryant knew each other. 

Officers are currently investigating Tuesday’s shooting. No further information is available at this time.


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