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New Kent Sheriff’s Office seeks information on attempted carjacking in Providence Forge

By Community Member | October 30, 2019 12:22 pm

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to an attempted car jacking that left two people injured with gunshot wounds on Oct. 29.

In a press release issued by New Kent Sheriff J. Joe McLaughlin Jr., an emergency call was made at 11:44 p.m. at the Forge Center in Providence Forge. The call reported that two victims had been shot by several males in what authorities are describing as an attempted carjacking. The two male victims were transported to a local hospital by New Kent Fire-Rescue with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Interviewing the victims, New Kent Sheriff’s Office believes it was at least three suspects in the parking lot. The suspects seen by the victims were all armed at the incident. After the incident, the suspects fled, believed to be heading eastbound on Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) prior to deputies arriving.

No additional information is available on the condition of the victims at this time and there are no suspects in custody at this point. Offenses committed in the incident include attempted armed carjacking, malicious wounding, and abduction.

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