A teenage boy sustained multiple skull and facial fractures after he tried to buy marijuana and was attacked, police said.
Police responded to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center around 1:20 a.m. July 26 after a patient reported he had been assaulted, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.
The 17-year-old boy told police he had met with a 16-year-old girl – who he knew – to purchase marijuana. They met near the entrance of London Company Way just after midnight, Williams said.
When he met with the girl, an unknown male came up behind him, pointed a gun at him, then struck him in the head multiple times with the gun, police said.
Williams said the unknown male took the 17-year-old’s backpack, which contained a cellphone charger and $70.
The unknown male and 16-year-old girl then left the scene together.
The teenager was transported to the hospital by a family member, and later transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
The incident is still under investigation.
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