Saturday, June 15, 2024

Do you know what happened on Myra Drive Tuesday night?

HAMPTON — Police are asking for tips from the public to help detectives identify the suspect or suspects in connection with a shooting Tuesday.

Authorities said officers were sent to the 100 block of Myra Drive at around 10:05 p.m.

There, police found two Hampton men — 21 and 26 — “suffering from gunshot wounds.”

Both were taken to the hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to a preliminary investigation, “a group of individuals were outside of a residence when a black vehicle approached” and the occupants began shooting at the two men.

Two nearby vehicles also were struck by gunfire.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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