Police: 35-year-old woman dies in shooting inside home on Chapel Street in Hampton

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are investigating a late night deadly shooting inside a home that left a woman dead.

Police said the shooting happened around 11:50 p.m. in the 400 block of Chapel Street, off Settlers Landing Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed there was an altercation inside the home before the shooting. A woman was struck and she died from her injuries at the scene, police said. Police identified her as 35-year-old Megan Banks.

Investigators were at the scene for several hours. The forensic unit took out several bags of evidence.

Police are calling this an isolated incident and said officers are not looking for any suspects.

The incident remains under investigation, however, around 5:20 p.m., Hampton police officers showed up at the house to tell the family they were letting the person they were questioning go.

Police confirmed they are not seeking charges at this time. There’s no further information.

10 On Your Side spoke with family members who really don’t know what happened.

We did speak with Megan Banks’ mother, Cheryl Banks, who was in the house at the time of the shooting.

We also spoke with Megan’s father, Charlie Davis.

“Right now, all I can say is my daughter’s dead. That’s all I know,” Davis said as he sat on the porch of the house located on Chapel Street.

35-year-old Megan Banks had been out with a friend for dinner Wednesday night. At some point, she came home, and around 11:52 p.m. and there was an argument in the house.

We are told a man was in the house at the time. Police confirmed everyone in the house at the time cooperated with police.

Megan Banks cared for her mother, Cheryl Banks, at the home.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what happened because I heard some sound like a muzzle like someone opening up a can,” Cheryl Banks said. She wouldn’t say anything more.

“I love my daughter… She was like the best person. The best person in the world. The best person in the world,” said Davis.

Friends of Megan Banks who showed up at the house were so devastated, they had to be helped into cars as they left.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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