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Man shot and killed in Virginia Beach, 2 teenage suspects arrested

Two boys, one 15 and the other 17, face murder charges in the death of 21-year-old Richard Cantey of Norfolk.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in Virginia Beach.

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, officers were called to the 4600 block of Staghorn Drive around 6 p.m. Saturday for reports of gunshots. That's near the Colony Oaks neighborhood, just off of Pleasant Valley Road.

Officers arrived to find 21-year-old Richard Cantey of Norfolk suffering from gunshot wounds.

Cantey was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

For hours, detectives on Staghorn Drive focused efforts on a sedan. Its doors were open, and the car was surrounded by evidence markers.

"I know I've seen cops coming here, but nothing like for a shooting,” said neighbor Kevin Pagels. He described the area as a residential neighborhood with a lot of families.

Pagels said he did not hear any shots from his home Saturday night. However, while walking his dog, he stumbled on the investigation underway.

"That's crazy. Bullets can go through glass and hit someone sleeping, for crying out loud,” said Pagels.

On Monday, police announced the arrest of two teenage boys: one who is 17 and the other who is 15.

Both teens are charged with felony murder and attempted robbery.  The 17-year-old is also charged with possession of a stolen auto while the 15-year-old is charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

They have not been identified, due to their age.  Both are currently being held in the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Center.

The homicide remains under investigation. If you know anything that can help investigations, you are asked to call the anonymous crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online using P3Tips.

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