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One dead, one injured in early morning shooting incident in Hampton

Police couldn't provide many details about the incident, and are asking for the public's help
Credit: Hampton Police Division

HAMPTON, Va. — Police in Hampton say they're investigating a shooting incident in which one man was killed and another injured early Sunday morning.

According to a police spokesperson, a call was received by emergency dispatch at around 1:30 a.m. reporting a shooting incident in the 1100 block of West Mercury Boulevard. This is in the Coliseum Central area of the city, a couple of blocks from Peninsula Town Center. 

Police say that when they responded, they found two victims. One adult male was pronounced dead on the scene, and another man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Later on Sunday, police identified the man who died as 20-year-old Hector Martinez, Jr. of Newport News. They didn't identify the man who was injured.

Police said the incident took place at a gas station and apparently began with some sort of altercation that led to shots being fired.

No other details about the shooting were provided, and no suspect information was available.

Police asked for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect and determining the circumstances that led to the two men being shot.

Anyone who might know any information that will assist police are encouraged to contact 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 their secure tip form at P3Tips.com.

This is a developing story. Stay with 13News Now for updates.

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