Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a James City County teen shot in the neck on Sunday.
On Feb. 21 at approximately 3:18 a.m., James City County Police officers responded to gunshots at Vacation Village at Williamsburg, 4870 Longhill Road. They found a 17-year-old teen from James City County who had been shot in the neck when he was inside one of the units at the 100 block of Indian Fields Way, authorities said in a news release.
The teen was flown to VCU Medical Center, treated for his injuries and is expected to recover, police said.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that there was a party being held at the unit and that some uninvited people arrived,” according to the Monday news release. “An argument ensued between different groups of individuals resulting in numerous gunshots being fired. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle prior to the police arrival.”
Authorities said they do not believe the teen was the intended target, but that the unit the teen was in, as well as multiple vacant units and parked vehicles, were hit with bullets.
Multiple handguns and shell casings were recovered at the scene.
JCC PD is also helping the Newport News Police Department with a homicide investigation which happened the same morning.
At approximately 3:51 p.m. NNPD officers responding to a shooting at the 200 block of Pointer Circle, an apartment complex Oyster Point Road and Nettles Drive in Newport News, according to a NNPD’s news release.
Authorities found Rozahn Tre-zor Luckett, a 21-year-old Newport News man, who died at the scene.
When asked if the two incidents were related, Steve Rubino, interim police chief for the JCC PD, said both police departments think that Luckett was shot in James City County and then went to Newport News where he was found dead.
“We suspect that they are,” he said. “We are following leads.”
Anyone will information can call the Crime Line at 1-888-562-5887 or submit tips online anonymously.
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