Police said Warwick Boulevard between Sweetbriar Drive and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard is currently shut down.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A person was killed in a shooting inside a car driving near the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News Monday afternoon, Police Chief Steve Drew said.
The shooting happened while the car was driving northbound on Warwick Boulevard. After the shooting, the vehicle went over the median, hit the curb, and flipped over, according to Drew. Police responded around 3:40 p.m. about a report of shots fired came in.
Drew confirmed it was the driver who was shot. A second person who was in the vehicle was found, taken into custody, and is currently being interviewed by investigators.
The police chief added that it’s unknown what exactly transpired inside the vehicle.
Police said Warwick Boulevard between Sweetbriar Drive and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard is currently shut down. Around 4:30 p.m., CNU sent out an alert urging people to avoid the area, but also that “there is no known threat to campus.”
Shortly before 5 p.m., CNU sent the following update:
“CNU is operating under normal conditions. Christopher Newport University is grateful for the quick response of its police department, the Newport News Police Department and other first responders to an incident on Warwick Boulevard in the vicinity of the campus. No one connected to Christopher Newport University was injured and there is no threat to the safety of anyone on campus. All university activities are continuing with no interruption although all members of the University community are asked to avoid the area near the intersection of J. Clyde Morris Blvd. and Warwick Blvd. to allow police, fire, and rescue personnel to respond.”