NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Two people were shot at the intersection of 41st Street and Killam Avenue near the Old Dominion University campus early Sunday morning.
Norfolk police responded to the area around 1:33 a.m. after receiving reports of two people who had been shot.
Investigators say a man and a woman were outside when they heard someone shout "run." The pair were struck by bullets as they were running from the area, according to police. Residents told 10 On Your Side they heard almost a dozen gun shots.
Medics transported the victims to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department said they are both in good condition.
Police describe the suspect as a black male with a thin build, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, was wearing a ball cap, with a V-neck t-shirt.
ODU students and residents tell 10 On Your Side the recent shooting has them concerned about safety in the area.
"It's pretty unnerving and actually disturbing," said ODU student Sara Stripling-Wright. "It kind of strikes fear in everyone's hearts."
"We had a couple people over last night and we were sitting inside," said Stripling-Wright. "Then we heard six or seven gun shots. Then groups of people started running down the street."
According to an ODU alert email, one of the shooting victims was shot in the hand, the other in the buttock.
"Actually some people ran into our house because they saw people on the porch," said Stripling-Wright. "They said, 'Hey there are people getting shot. There are people out their with guns get down there.' That was scary to us."
10 On Your Side noticed several ODU police officers patrolling the neighborhood around Killam Avenue and 41st Street. Officers interviewed residents, and asked questioned about the recent shootings.
Residents in the area hope said they will increase these patrols at night.
"The main thing we can do is increase police presence, and have officers scoping the area," said ODU student Ryan Lange.
A spokesperson for ODU told WAVY.com an alert was sent to students following the shooting and said the two victims are not affiliated with the university in any way.
On Aug. 24, a person was shot in almost the exact same location.
Parker-Chesson said police have not made any arrests at this time.
Statement from Old Dominion University:
Old Dominion Police are working in partnership with Norfolk Police to investigate this off-campus incident. ODU Police have also been working since the start of the semester, as they did last year, with the city's bar task force and state agents to address large, open access parties that are attracting students from all the area colleges and individuals from outside the area. The university is ramping up those and other security efforts even further and University Police have encouraged students to avoid these parties.
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