Suffolk man suffering from life threatening injuries after Newport News shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A 52-year-old Suffolk man is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was shot early Friday morning in Newport News.

Newport News Police dispatchers received a call at 1:54 a.m. reporting a shooting in the 500 block of 45th Street.

When officers got on scene, they found the man with a life threatening gunshot wound to his stomach. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police learned the incident started out as an argument in the 4000 block of Jefferson Avenue before it continued to 45th Street.

At some point, police say the shooter took off in the victim’s car.

Police say it’s unclear if the victim and suspect knew each other.

Officers are still looking for the suspect.

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.