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Police: 1 dead, another injured after shooting in Phoebus area of Hampton

The incident happened in the 300 block of East Mercury Boulevard.

HAMPTON, Va. — UPDATE: The Hampton Police Division said a shooting in the Phoebus area of the city left one man dead and another injured on Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the 300 block of East Mercury Boulevard. Shortly before 5:40 p.m., dispatchers got a call about a shooting at that location.

At the scene, officers found two men who had been struck by gunfire. They were each taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the police division, a man was pronounced deceased, while another man has non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators think the shooting took place in the roadway near East Mercury Boulevard and Oakland Avenue. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. The police didn't say if there are any suspects.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

East Mercury Boulevard is closed in all directions at Oakland Avenue.

If you or anyone you know has information that will help the police, call the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting P3Tips.com.

Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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