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Shooting at gas station in Virginia Beach leaves 19-year-old man dead

The deadly shooting happened at a Sunoco gas station at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Lynnhaven Parkway.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach police are investigating a deadly shooting at gas station.

Police said someone shot and killed 19-year-old Jawan Johnson at the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Lynnhaven Parkway and Pleasant Valley Road.

Officers got the call about a deadly shooting just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

When police got on scene, they found Jawan Johnson with a gunshot wound in his chest. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

The teen's cousin, DeQuan Johnson, said Jawan was like a brother to him. 

“I was shocked, I didn’t believe it. I’m still shocked, I still don’t believe it. Words can’t explain this feeling right now. Too close to home," Johnson said. “For anyone who has loved ones out there, hold your loved ones. Tell them you love them, because you’ll never get them back.”

Johnson said Jawan lives nearby and comes to the Sunoco to fill up his car.

Another cousin, Breauna Coffield said the entire family is grieving Jawan’s loss.

“It’s just too close to home. It is home. He never should have been taken from us so early. He was young. He still had plans," Coffield said.

Coffield said Jawan was a normal 19-year-old who loved playing sports and posting dance videos on social media.

“Jawan, he was a funny person, very outspoken, didn’t bother anyone, funny; All he did was dance, make Tik-Toks, play around," she said.

DeQuan Johnson said something similar.

“He was a funny person, he could always put a smile on people’s face," Johnson said. "He played football, he was athletic. He played for Salem High School. He was on his way to college, he was just graduating.”

Virginia Beach detectives said they identified the person who they think shot Johnson, and that person was cooperating with the investigation.

Police say there is no active threat to the community at this time.

If you have any information that may help investigators, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You can also submit a tip online at P3Tips.com.

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