Ns News Online Desk: Police are hunting for a gunman who shot two students at a Virginia high school Monday following an “altercation,” police said. A male and female, both 17, were wounded — he was shot in the side of the face and she suffered a gunshot wound to the leg — when gunfire broke out at Heritage High School in Newport News at about 11.30 a.m.
Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said the gunman was still at large. The gunman is believed to have known the two shooting victims, Drew said.
Police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the school to track down the shooter. Drew said some evidence had been recovered at the scene and other parts of the school grounds but would not elaborate. The two teens who were shot were rushed to the hospital, but their injuries are non-life-threatening.
Three other students were injured in the aftermath of the shooting, including one who broke or sprained their arm and another who had breathing issues because of asthma.
Students were evacuated from the school and directed to the tennis courts on campus where they could be met by their parents, police said.
Cops said reports that there are active shooters at other schools in the city are false. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.