Police: 7-year-old girl seriously hurt after being shot in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a 7-year-old girl was seriously injured in a shooting Wednesday night in Norfolk.

Norfolk police said in a news release officers were dispatched to a gunshot disturbance in the 800 block of E. Princess Anne Road around 10:30 p.m.

Responding officers found a 7-year-old girl nearby in the 800 block of Goff Street suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Police initially stated on Twitter a 6-year-old was shot.

The girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters for treatment. Police said Thursday her condition was upgraded to serious but stable.

Police said detectives determined the girl was hit by gunfire while sitting outside of a home after gunfire was heard in the distance.

No other injuries were reported.

10 On Your Side reached out to the Lexington Park rental office and were directed to another property management office in Virginia Beach.

The Lawson Companies Vice-President, Sue Glancy, assured WAVY.com they do have security, and in light of this shooting plan to do even more.

She said they spend up to $80,000 a year for off-duty uniformed Norfolk police to patrol.

They also recently added LED stadium lights in the back of the property and upgraded all porch lights.

They have scheduled a meeting with police for Friday to discuss additional security measures they might take after this tragedy.

They also plan to schedule a special meeting with residents to talk specifically about how to prevent another tragedy like this from happening here again.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.

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