Gunshot at Maplefields, police looking for suspects

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is seeking two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with an incident that occurred where a gunshot was fired.


On Friday police received multiple 911 calls reporting that a fight was taking place at the Maplefields on Main Street. A large crowd was gathering and yelling, and there was at least one report of a gunshot being fired.

When police arrived the crowd had started to disperse and both subjects that had been reported to be the primary individuals involved in the incident had fled in opposite directions.

The suspect who is believed to have fired a gun fled up Third Street toward Prospect Street.

Police began an on-scene investigation and learned from multiple witnesses that at least one gunshot had been fired after an altercation between two men.

After an extensive search of the area, police were unable to locate any shell casing or the individual who fired the gun.

Police were able to locate the other male allegedly involved in the altercation, who is believed to have been the person the gun was fired at.

No injuries were reported.

Police say they are seeking a male and female wanted for questioning in connection with this incident.

The male subject is described as being between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 130 to 140 pounds with a thin build, dark hair, a dark complexion and wearing a black jacket and blue pants.

The female subject is described as approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium to heavy build, light complexion, brown hair, and possibly an eyebrow ring.

Anyone with information about these two individuals should contact Newport Police at 802-334-6733.

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