Newport News Police mourn officer’s death, provide more details of deadly incident

Person of interest wanted after two injured in Newport News drive-by shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are searching for a person of interest after a shooting took place Saturday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., officials received word of a shooting that was said to have happened in the 200 block of Poplar Avenue.

Police found two victims, a 48-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both of the victims were transported by medics to a local hospital for further treatment. The 48-year-old man has life threatening injuries and the 31-year-old has non-life threatening injuries.

It was reported that a dark colored van drove by and multiple shots were fired. Both of the victims were outside when this shooting happened.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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