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Teen charged for Norfolk double shooting that wounded 12-year-old

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police are investigating a shooting on the 3200 block of Peronne Avenue that took place Tuesday night.

Thomas Q. Hairston

Dispatchers received a call of "shots in progress" just after 10 p.m. and around 10:45 p.m. it was confirmed that an adult male and a 12-year-old female have non-life threatening injuries.

Medics transported the victims to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

Police have charged a man in connection to the shooting.

18-year-old Thomas Hairston walked into Sentara Norfolk General Hospital the same night with a gunshot wound. He was then identified as the suspect, police said.

Hariston has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Hairston remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.

Police said once he is discharged from the hospital, Hairston will be transported to the Norfolk City Jail.

 

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