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Newport News teen shot, taken to hospital

Police found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound in Newport News Tuesday afternoon.
Credit: Newport News Police Department
A teen was found with a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the 7400 block of Chestnut Avenue in Newport News.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — A 16-year-old is in the hospital after a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Newport News.

Newport News police responded to 74th Street and Chestnut Avenue around 2:56 p.m. for a shooting.

Officers found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no suspect information available.

No further information on the shooting was made available.

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