Police found a 30-year-old Newport News man suffering from gunshot wounds about 3:40 a.m. Saturday. The man was taken to a hospital, but his condition was unknown. He was alert and speaking at the scene. Witnesses told officers the victim was at a gathering, went to his vehicle to get something and when he did not return, people at the gathering went to look for him and found him at 26th Street and Oak Avenue. The victim did not provide any information as to what happened, who shot him or where the shooting occurred.
WE ARE RAPIDLY APPROACHING WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE END OF THE FALL FIRE SEASON. THIS SEASON HAS BEEN RELATIVELY QUIET, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE SOME WILDFIRES THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 10-11 CAUSED BY IMPROPERLY DISPOSED HOT ASHES. THE FALL FIRE SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 30TH. THE FALL SEASON TENDS TO BE QUIETER AND WETTER THAN THE SPRING SEASON, WHERE VIRGINIA GETS LESS RAIN, AND MUCH MORE WINDSWEPT FIRES.
Gun sales are shattering records in Virginia, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, and two of the main motivating factors behind the sales are fear of crime and fear that gun-control laws may be enacted during President Barack Obama’s second term. Hampton Roads led the state in handgun sales in four of the last six years. A growing number of federally licensed gun dealers in Virginia last year sold an estimated 420,829 firearms of all types, a 73 percent increase from 2006.
Police arrested and charged 28-year-old Cedrieka Dublin ofVirginia Beach Saturday who they say stabbed her boyfriend during an argument. Dublin was charged with malicious assault in connection to a stabbing that occurred Saturday following a verbal dispute between a couple that turned physical. The boyfriend managed to call 911 prior to leaving the apartment and emergency personnel found him outside on the pavement where he had collapsed. The man was transported to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man who was found in Norfolk after being shot in Chesapeake. Norfolk police found Troy Sargeant Sunday morning on Trice Terrace suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Chesapeake police believe he may be the victim from a shooting that occurred Sunday on Woodlake Drive. Police were called to the area about 2 a.m., but were unable to find a shooting victim. Police called area hospitals to verify they had not treated anyone with gunshot wounds but all reported they had not.