2 shot in attempted car jacking in New Kent

Two in hospital after attempted carjacking in New Kent

NEW KENT, Va. (WWBT) - The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office says two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting during an attempted carjacking late Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the scene at the Forge Center around 11:45 p.m. to find the victims, who said they were confronted by at least three armed people in the parking lot.

The sheriff’s office says the three people fled the scene eastbound on Pocahontas Trail.

“I’ve been here a right good while, and it’s not the first time something like this has happened in New Kent; but it’s probably the first time ever across the street,” David Adams, owner of Adam’s Sports Mart, said.

There’s currently no information on the suspects.

The victims suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

“I guess different attitudes among different people... I guess that’s the biggest thing... I mean, why would you do something like that over a car?” Adams said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the New Kent Sheriff’s Office at 804-966-9500 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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