Woman dies after triple shooting Monday night on Dubose Drive in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police say a triple shooting Monday night on Dubose Drive left a woman dead and others injured.

Police announced Tuesday afternoon that 38-year-old Deatrice D. Lawrence, of Norfolk, died from her injuries after being shot in the 1000 block of Dubose, off E. Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Dubose Drive. When officers arrived, they found Lawrence suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Two more people, a man and a woman, had gunshot wounds, but they are not considered life-threatening.

A Memorial Day barbecue was wrapping up when shots rang out in the Bond Heights neighborhood Monday night. 

Avery Williams says they just moved to the neighborhood around Thanksgiving and Monday night’s was not a warm welcome.

“It’s sad that we can’t get along together. We are already going through the coronavirus and people should have other things on [their] mind instead of killing each other,” he said.

Kenny Brown said he was there when it happened and knew Lawrence from a friend.

“A friend of mine was holding her last night so I knew before it even hit the news,” he said. “Last night it was a positive event, you know, something she does every year, so it’s just sad, you know.”

The two other involved a man and a woman were rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where they are expected to be okay.

Williams says this was never supposed to be the way they closed out the holiday weekend.

“It’s very sad. I mean, I don’t understand. The world is already going through something major. To have something like this to wake up [to] in the morning, now they gotta deal with their family loss,” he added.

Police have yet to release any suspect information or motive in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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