Homicide investigation underway in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Police Department is investigating a homicide in the 2700 block of Elson Green Avenue Tuesday.

The call came in at 3:59 p.m.  

Officers arrived at the scene to find the victim - who is a male teen - dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

While the investigation is still in the very early stages, detectives do not believe this was a random act of violence.

News 3's Samantha German spoke to a man who said the victim was his nephew. He said the teen, who was popular around the area, was about to graduate from high school and had a bright future ahead of him.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Virginia Beach Police do not believe there are any active threats to the community that stem from this incident.​

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted via the P3 Tips app.

Stay with News 3 for updates.