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2 children, 1 adult hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Chesapeake

According to the Chesapeake Police Dept., the incident happened in the 3900 block of Schooner Trail just shortly after 8:30 p.m.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Two juveniles and one adult male were shot in Chesapeake Friday evening.

According to the Chesapeake Police Dept., the incident happened in the 3900 block of Schooner Trail, just after 8:30 p.m.

That's near Holly Cove Drive, where 10 people were shot during a neighborhood gathering back in 2019. 

Police said all three victims were taken to a nearby hospital and are in stable condition.

On Saturday, police confirmed that the children are a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old.

Kevin Hagins was home at home watching TV when he heard gunshots and screaming. He ran outside to see what happened. 

“I hear her say, ‘My baby’s got hit! My baby’s got hit!’” Hagins said.

“Sure enough she was down on the ground saying, ‘Someone call 911! Someone help me!’” 

Hagins said a woman was holding an injured child who looked to be around 5 years old. He said he knew he had to do something to help. 

“As I see all this blood coming out,” he said. “She’s like, ‘Somebody do something! Somebody help me! Call 911! Baby, please don’t die. Please don’t die.’ I took the shirt off my back and gave it to her to help stop the bleeding.” 

Hagins said police were already on the scene when he discovered the injured boy.

“I really didn’t panic. I knew you had to do something to stop that blood,” he said. “I know what it’s like to lose a child because I lost my son. I didn’t want this child to die so I just did what I could to try and help.” 

Hagins’ empty truck was caught in the crossfire. It is now covered in bullet holes.

Another nearby car is also marred by bullet holes and blood.

He said he hopes the person or people responsible are caught.

“I feel they need to turn themselves in,” Hagins said. “You shot a child, you shot two children. Whether it was your target or not, you shot two kids and that’s unexplainable.”

Police released video of the incident in the hopes of finding tips.

"Detectives have requested that the video of the shooting to be released for dissemination in the hope of gathering tips that can assist in the identification of the perpetrators of this offense," the department said.

Details are limited at this time. Police haven't disclosed what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠, Submit a tip on line at P3TIPS.COM, or on their smart phone on the P3TIPS APP. 

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