Early Sunday morning, two people died and five were injured during a shooting accident in Norfolk.
Norfolk Police receivedAt midnight they received notice about the shooting and confirmed the deaths Zabre Miller, 25 and Angelia McCKnight, 19. According to officials, several victims were taken to Sentara Norwich General Hospital following the shooting. Although the incident occurred at an off campus house party, it was not reported that any Norfolk State University students were injured.
According to police officers, multiple guns were present on the spot including a pistol as well as a long gun.
tweetAccording to Norfolk State University, police secured the campus on Sunday morning. ask that the community remain “vigilant of their surroundings.” The university is also offering counseling to students in the aftermath of the shooting.
“Violence has no place in the City of Norfolk,” said Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander in a press conference Sunday. “The violence must end now. Students who enrolled in our colleges and universities deserve safe environments to live, learn, and build their future.”
Chip Filer, the City Manager, said during the press conference: “Despite decreasing poverty rates as well as rising median income rates, crime rates in this area have increased over the past six year.”
According to the Gun Violence Archive, this incident was one of four gun-related shootings that happened in Norfolk yesterday night. It is also the latest in a string of more than 500 mass shootings occurring in America so far in 2018.
A thorough investigation of the shooting continues.
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