NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at 1:31 a.m. on Oct. 13. It happened in the area of Sundown Lane and Woods Road.
Officers found a 31-year-old man laying in a yard with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.
The victim told police he was walking to the store when two unknown men got out of a white vehicle and shot him. The suspects approached the victim in the road, pointed a gun at him, and demanded cash.
Eley said that’s when one or both of the suspects opened fire, hitting the victim in the leg. They got back into a waiting vehicle and took off.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for a gunshot wound that police said was not life-threatening.
The first suspect is described as a 6’1” tall man in his mid to late twenties, with a medium build. He was wearing a white hat and white shirt, and was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
The second suspect is described as a man of average height and build, wearing a black jacket and lighter-colored blue jeans. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
If you have any information about the attempted robbery and shooting, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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