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Several Arrested In Hopewell Shooting That Injured Teen

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Dion Saunders Dion Saunders
Jaquan Dennis Jaquan Dennis
Howard Jones Howard Jones
Tonya Blizzard Tonya Blizzard

HOEPWELL, VA—Hopewell Police arrested nine people Thursday in connection with a gang-related shooting Halloween night that left a teenage boy seriously injured.

Jaquan Alphonso Dennis, age 20, 2100 block of Hazelwood Ave. in Hopewell: Assault by Mob, Gang Participation, Gang Recruitment

Howard K. Jones, age 19, 300 block of Davisville Ct. in Hopewell: Assault by Mob, Gang Participation, Gang Recruitment

Dion Saunders, age 20, 2300 block of Delrose Dr. in Hopewell: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Tonya Yvonne Blizzard, age 34, 1500 block of Roanoke Ave. in Hopewell: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Juvenile 1, age 16, 2100 block of Hazelwood Ave. in Hopewell (fired rounds that struck juvenile victim): Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Underage Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Discharge a Firearm in the City

Juvenile 2, age 16, 3400 block of Oaklawn Blvd. in Hopewell: Aggravated Assault (Attempt), Underage Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Discharge a Firearm in the City

Juvenile 3, age 17, 2200 block of Delrose Dr. in Hopewell: Assault by Mob, Gang Participation, Gang Recruitment

Juvenile 4, age 16, 2200 block of Delrose Dr. in Hopewell (victim of the initial shooting): Assault by Mob, Gang Participation, Gang Recruitment

Juvenile 5, age 16, 1500 block of Roanoke Ave. in Hopewell: Assault by Mob, Gang Participation, Gang Recruitment

The shooting happened Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Wilmington Avenue. Police said a fight between two groups, including the victim, escalated and ended with shots fired.

As officers investigated, a 16-year-old arrived at John Randolph Medical Center suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to VCU Medical Center where he is in stable but serious condition.

Police said preliminary information indicated the victim may know the shooter, and this incident may be the result of an ongoing dispute between several subjects.

There were multiple witnesses to the incident, and investigators are asking those witnesses to come forward and assist police in their investigation.

The adult offenders are being held at Riverside Regional Jail. The juveniles are held at the Crater Detention Center.

Any person(s) who have information on wanted persons or any crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add "274637 (CRIMES)" to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text "igotcha" along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number.

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