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2 Students Shot, 3 More Injured At High School In Newport News

Newport News, VA – Two students were shot and two more students were injured on Monday morning at Heritage High School in Newport News.

The incident occurred at about 11:38 a.m. on Sept. 20 at the high school located in the 5800-block of Marshall Avenue, WAVY reported.

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said two 17-year-old students had been shot.

WAVY reported that three more students had sustained non-gunshot related injuries in the chaos afterwards.

All of the victims were transported to nearby hospitals.

Chief Drew said a male student was shot in the face and a female student was shot in the lower leg, WAVY reported.

He said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The gunman has not yet been apprehended, according to the police chief.

Police from multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to Heritage High School and a large perimeter has been set up around the high school and a nearby fire station, WVEC reported.

The school has been placed on lockdown.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Norfolk field office have also responded to the scene to assist.

Police said they were reviewing surveillance video footage and evidence recovered from the scene in their search for the gunman, ABC News reported.

Authorities have said they believe there was some kind of altercation between the gunman and his victims prior to the shooting, and they don’t believe the suspect is a threat to other members of the community.

Chief Drew has gone to the hospital to assist with interviewing the wounded students, WAVY reported.

The Newport News Police Department said the school had been evacuated and parents could meet up with their students at the tennis courts.

Achievable Dream Academy, which is located nearby, also remained on lockdown as the investigation and hunt for the shooter continued, WAVY reported.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam posted that his office had been in contact with the police at the scene.

And U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) also tweeted that he was monitoring the situation.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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