Shooting injures 13-year-old

Published 2:00 pm Monday, May 3, 2021

Suffolk Police are currently investigating a Sunday shooting that injured a 13-year-old male.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Ben Street and East Washington Street, according to a city press release. It was reported at 8:41 p.m. Officers responded to the Hoffler Apartments complex in the 2200 block of East Washington Street, where the victim was initially located.

Officers found the 13-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital by ground ambulance with injuries not deemed life-threatening, the press release stated.


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