This boy shot two teens in Norfolk, police say

(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

NORFOLK — Police here have arrested a 14 year-old boy in connection with a shooting that left two teenagers injured on Cary Avenue.

The juvenile is charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of use of a firearm, possession of a firearm by juvenile, burglary, and grand larceny.

He is being held at the Norfolk Detention Home, police said.

On Wednesday around 2 p.m., police responded to the 2300 block of Cary Avenue on a report of a “gunshot disturbance.”

There, police and emergency medical personnel found two juveniles, both 16, “suffering from gunshot wounds,” according to a police news release.

The teens were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment “and are expected to be okay,” police said.  

Further information about the double shooting was not immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.