Accidental Gunshot Wound – 10-year-old victim
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On February 22, 2022, at approximately 2149, Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) officers were dispatched to the Red Roof Inn in the 100 block of Ballard Court, for reports of a 10-year-old child suffering from a gunshot wound to their leg. The juvenile had been left at the hotel room by their mother and had access to a firearm in the room. The juvenile was handling the firearm when it accidently discharged and struck their leg. The victim is expected to make a full recovery from their injuries.
The investigation revealed that the juvenile’s mother, Nydia Wynn of Virginia Beach, knowingly left the juvenile alone while she went out and left a firearm accessible. Ms. Wynn was arrested on February 23rd and charged with felony child neglect and allowing a juvenile to have access to a loaded firearm. Additional criminal charges are pending.
This is an ongoing investigation by the VBPD Detective Bureau. Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact the Virginia Beach Police Detective Bureau at 757-385-4101 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.