Virginia teen shot dead outside Menchville high school after basketball game

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Virginia teen shot dead outside Menchville high school after basketball game

A teenage boy was gunned down outside of a Virginia high school after a varsity basketball game on Tuesday night, a report said.

The young victim was killed during “some type of altercation” in the parking lot of Menchville High School in the city of Newport News, WAVY-TV reported, citing police.

The violence broke out after Menchville boy’s varsity basketball team lost their game to rival Woodside, the report said.

A teenage boy was shot following a high school basketball game in Newport News, Va. on Dec. 14, 2021.
A teenage boy was shot following a high school basketball game in Newport News, Va. on Dec. 14, 2021.
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It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim was a player.

The motive for the deadly shooting was also unclear as of early Wednesday.

Following the boy’s death, a crowd gathered in the parking lot hugging and consoling each other, the news station reported.

Newport News police officers rendered CPR to the teenage boy, who later succumbed to his injuries at Menchville High School.
Newport News police officers rendered CPR to the teenage boy, who later succumbed to his injuries at Menchville High School.
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Police did not release any suspect information.

Both high schools will be closed Wednesday as a result of the homicide.

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