Woman shot in the back while walking in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the back.

On December 10 at 8:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Riverside Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim.

The victim, a 20-year-old Newport News woman, said that she and her boyfriend were walking in the 1000 block of 36th Street when they heard several gunshots.

They told police that as they ran, the woman felt that she had been struck by the gunfire in her back.  Her boyfriend flagged down a relative, who then transported her to the hospital for treatment.

The wound was non-life threatening.

No suspect information is available and police said the investigation is ongoing.