NEWPORT NEWS -- A man was shot late Wednesday in Newport News.

Authorities say it happened around 11:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of 27th Street, which is near the intersection with Chestnut Avenue.

Officers found the 36-year-old lying on the ground with a gunshot to his foot, Holly McPherson told

'He said he and others were standing near the Quick Save when he heard several gunshots. Once the gunshots began, everyone went in different directions and that's when he realized he had been shot,' she said.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating. Anyone with information that can help should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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