Hampton Police make arrest in shooting of 40-year-old woman

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HAMPTON, Va. – April Renee Braxton has been arrested by Hampton Police in connection with a shooting that left a 40-year-old woman shot on Sept. 15.

The 33-year-old Braxton of Hampton, was arrested on Oct. 4 in connection to this incident. She has been charged with one count of Maiming, one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and one count of Discharging a Firearm.

Police officials say that the shooting evolved from what was originally a physical altercation, and are looking for multiple suspects that were involved in the incident.

Hampton Police dispatchers received  several calls around 11:32 p.m. about a shooting that had occurred in the intersection of the streets.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 40-year-old Hampton woman, in the intersection, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The woman was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.

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