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HAMPTON, Va. - A 22-year-old Hampton man is wanted in connection to a shooting that injured an 11-year-old boy on Saturday morning.

Hampton Police say officers responded to the 500 block of Smiley Road at approximately 11:19 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving complaints about shots being fired.

Erick Allen Osby, 22

Officers arrived to find that an 11-year-old boy had been grazed by a bullet that entered his home. The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening injury.

Police identified 22-year-old Erick Allen Osby as a suspect. They say Osby was driving an older model Mercedes Benz northbound on Smiley Road when he spotted several people standing in the front yard of a home.

Osby allegedly began shooting at the people in the yard. One of the rounds fired by Osby entered the house and hit the 11-year-old boy.

Osby has active warrants for one count of Maiming, one count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, and one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

He is also not a stranger to police.

Osby also arrested back in November of 2016 and charged with robbing and abducting a man that he knew. However, online court records show that the charges were nolle prossed.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police say they were called to Smiley Road again on Sunday night around 7:55 p.m., but for a different shots fired complaint.

When officers arrived, they saw multiple juveniles running from the area. Their investigation revealed that several juveniles were standing in the front yard of a residence located in the 400 block of Smiley Road when an unknown subject began shooting towards their direction.

After canvassing the area, officers found that a home in the 400 block of Smiley Road had been struck by the gunfire. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information that will help police in either incident is asked to call Hampton Police at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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