Friday, September 22, 2023

Police probe Sunday, Monday shootings

HAMPTON — Police are investigating two separate and unrelated shootings Sunday and Monday, and are asking the public for information.

Monday shooting

Police said a Monday night shooting that left a man injured “does not appear to be an isolated incident” and “it appears that the victim and suspect(s) are known to one another.”

Officers were sent to the area of Magruder and Floyd Thompson boulevards on a “shots fired” complaint around 7:21 p.m.

As they were on their way, officers received word that the call was upgraded into a shooting.

Police later found a 24-year-old Williamsburg man in the 3000 block of Coliseum Drive “suffering from gunshot wounds that were considered to be non-life-threatening injuries.”

An initial investigation indicated the man was a passenger in a green vehicle when the “suspects in a white vehicle pulled alongside the green vehicle” at the intersection of Magruder and Floyd Thompson boulevards.

“Occupants from both vehicles displayed firearms and began firing at one another,” police said in a news release. “Both vehicles made a right-hand turn from Floyd Thompson Boulevard onto Magruder Boulevard and continued shooting at one another.”

Police said the green vehicle managed to evade the white vehicle — the driver of the green vehicle took the Williamsburg man to Sentara CarePlex on Coliseum Drive.

Police did not release further information about the incident, citing an open investigation.

Sunday shooting

A 37-year-old man is in critical condition following a shooting Sunday morning, police said.

Officers were sent to the area of Berkshire Terrace and Springdale Way after dispatchers fielded a call about “shots fired.”

Officers found the victim, a Hampton resident, on the roadway “suffering from gunshot wounds.”

He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition, police said.

No other information about the shooting was immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the shootings 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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