Newport News teen shot in face by flare gun

  • Source: WTKR- TV 13 News
  • Published: 07/09/2019 12:00 AM

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.


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