Two men are dead and a 16-year-old suspect is in custody following a shooting incident at the Woodland Skateboard Park this afternoon.
Officers were called to the park in the area of Woodland Road and Mercury Boulevard shortly before 4 p.m. and found the two victims. One died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital, but died about an hour later, according to a Hampton police news release.
The victims were identified by police late tonight as Donivan K. Walker Jr., 21, of Hampton, and Kenneth J. Wilson, 20, of Hampton.
The shooting occurred after an altercation, said Cpl. Mary Shackelford, a police spokeswoman. The shooter left the park after the fight and returned a short time later with the firearm, the police news release said. Both men were shot and the shooter fled the scene on a moped.
At 4:06 p.m., Hampton police received a call about a stolen Jeep Liberty from the 1700 block of Newton Road. The suspect in the carjacking matched the description of the shooter at the park, police said. Less than 10 minutes later, the stolen vehicle was spotted in the area of Shelton and Grimes roads. There was a short vehicle pursuit that ended when the 16-year-old suspect from Hampton was taken into custody at the VA Medical Center about 4:20 p.m. without incident.
The identity of the suspect was not released by police because of his age. He was charged with first-degree murder, capital murder, grand larceny of a firearm, carjacking, felony evade and elude, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was being held at Newport News juvenile secure detention.