by: Tannock Blair
HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The Hopewell Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old girl in the Arlington neighborhood of the city.
Witnesses say a light-colored four-door sedan with tinted windows speeding through the area at the time of the shooting which may be related to the homicide.(NBC12)
Around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, officers were called to the 2300 block of Freeman Street for a reported shooting.
Upon their arrival, officers found a 7-year-old girl with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. According to police, the officers secured the scene and initiated life-saving measures with Hopewell EMS. The girl was transported to TriCities Hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Witnesses told authorities that had seen a light-colored four-door sedan with tinted windows speeding through the area at the time of the shooting. Police believe the vehicle may be related to the homicide but a motive is unknown at this time.
The Hopewell Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate the incident.
Wayne Covil – WTVR CBS 6
Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact the Hopewell Police Department at 804-541-2284.