new kent carjacking

Authorities process the crime scene of an attempted carjacking at The Forge Center shopping center in New Kent County.

Authorities are investigating an attempted carjacking at a New Kent County shopping center on Tuesday night that resulted in two people suffering serious injuries.

In a report received by the New Kent Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center at 11:44 p.m., a caller said two people had been injured in the parking lot of The Forge Center at 9030 Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.

Two males said they had been confronted by at least three armed males and had been shot during what appeared to be an attempted carjacking. The two people who were shot suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital.

The assailants reportedly fled east on Pocahontas Trail.

Anyone with information can call the New Kent Sheriff’s Office at (804) 966-9500 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app as well.

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— From staff reports

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