James City County Police are asking the public for information involving the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy Friday morning.
Authorities identified the teen as Carlos Fermir Vanegas-Escobar. They said he was shot multiple times.
Police were called out at 1:41 a.m. to the playground in Pocahontas Square on the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail in reference to a gunshot victim.
A “family member” called the police, said department spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
There they found Vanegas-Escobar, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said they believe that the shooting occurred sometime between 12:20 and 1:30 a.m. Friday. — police are still trying to find out where the teen was shot.
Vanegas-Escobar’s body was taken to the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, police said.
Additional details about the shooting was not immediately released.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious or know who may have been involved or have home security video camera systems, including doorbell cameras, that may have captured suspicious person(s) or vehicle(s) during that time to contact Investigator Logan English at 757-603-6033 or email@example.com.
Tipsters may also call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or submit tips online at p3tips.com.
Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest, police said.