NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Two men are facing charges in connection to a shooting Thursday in Norfolk that left one man dead and another hurt.

Police say two officers were downtown in the 900 block of E. Brambleton Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Thursday when they heard gunshots. The officers started driving towards the gunshots and witnessed gunfire coming from a car, according to a news release from NPD.

They tried to stop the car, but the driver kept going. A short pursuit ended just around the corner, in the 300 block of E. Olney Road. The suspects exited their vehicle and ran, but the officers quickly caught up with them.

Additional officers who responded located a shooting victim in the 900 block of Brambleton Avenue. The man, later identified as 49-year-old Eugene L. Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was also found in the same vicinity suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

“Because of the valiant efforts of these two officers, the victims have been given swift justice for last night’s reckless and unnecessary violence,” said Norfolk Police Chief Mark Talbot.

Detectives have charged DeAndre M. Davis, 20, and Arkeem D. Butcher, 24, with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, and two counts of use of firearm.

They are being held without bond.

A few hours later, Norfolk Police were called to investigate another shooting in the 1500 block of Brambleton Avenue, near Norfolk State University. Four people, three men and a woman, were injured in that incident.

Norfolk Police detectives spent the day looking for evidence like bullet shells left on the ground.

They were talking to store owners, asking questions, looking for surveillance video that could help in the investigation.

At the 7-11 we found this sign posted:

“Only 2 NSU students allowed in the store at one given time.”

And we found a bullet hole through the front window which by afternoon was covered up with white paper.

10 On Your Side found a witness who was in the 7-11 when gun fire broke out.

“When I went to the store, the parking lot, I have never seen it that full,” the witness said. “It was full of Norfolk-based students, like they came from a party or something.”

The witness was so scared she wanted us to alter her voice so no one would know who she is.

Protection is all she cared about.

She went into the store quickly, to get in and out quickly, and then she heard gunfire.

“When I got my purchase, I started to walk back out the door,” she said. “When I started to walk back out the door, all I saw was like fireworks. Shooting back and forth, back and forth.”

Turns out fireworks sound a lot like gun shots, and that’s exactly what she heard.

She ducked for cover near two QUEEN Gaming Machines,

“There was a guy on the game machine that was playing the game. I heard him say ‘Ow,’ and he ran around the bend … at the end of the isle.”

We do not know the extent of the injuries, nor if he was one of those who went to hospital on his own with non life-threatening injuries.

If you have any information about this shooting, please call the Norfolk Crime Line at Line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.