NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in the face by a flare gun on Monday.
Around 12:07 p.m., police are firefighters responded to the 400 block of Turlington Road in regards to a report that someone had been shot in the face with a flare gun.
When police arrived they found that a 15-year-old male had burn marks, a wound to his face, and burns to his hands due to being struck by the flare.
The teen was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The investigation revealed that the victim was walking with a group of known male juveniles and at some point he was shot.
The investigation remains ongoing. There is no further information at this time.