Newport News police arrived at Heritage High School as students gathered on the tennis courts outside the school building, police said. Police announced that they had a male juvenile suspect in custody as of 3 p.m.
In an earlier update to reporters, Chief Steve Drew said that police responded at around 11:38 a.m. to a report of a shooting. The scene was "chaotic" when officers arrived.
Police confirmed that they transported four or five individuals to a hospital, but only two of the individuals had gunshot wounds. Doctors do not believe the gunshot wounds are life-threatening. A male, 17 was struck on the side of the face, and a female, 17, was struck in her lower leg.
Police recovered evidence but did not specify the nature of the evidence. Police have not yet released the identity of the shooter, but Drew confirmed police believe that the shooter and victims knew each other.
The school informed parents that they can meet their children at the tennis courts.
"Closely monitoring the horrifying reports of a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News," Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, tweeted. "Praying for the health and safety of all involved as we wait to learn more."
The FBI field office in Norfolk is providing assistance to Newport News police regarding the shooting, an agent confirmed to Fox News. However, Newport Police remain the lead agents on this.
State troopers will also assist in the investigation, Drew told reporters. Troopers and FBI agents will perform a thorough canvas of the campus and buildings.
Drew praised the cooperation of students and faculty within the building during the evacuation.
Nearby Achievable Dream Academy was placed on lockdown as a precaution, WAVY reported.
This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.