NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk say a man is dead and two are injured following a triple-shooting Saturday afternoon.
An eyewitness said it sounded like a “war zone” when shots went off.
Brooklyn Love and her sister were enjoying a relaxing Saturday afternoon when “next thing you know ‘frrrrr-frrrrrr,'” said Love, as she described the gunshots that began firing right outside her apartment window on Timothy Avenue.
“I was like — ‘get down! Get down, get down,'” she said to her sister.
When she got a hold of the emergency line, they asked what she saw.
“I did look out the window. It was a man with a gun, and he was shooting,” she described.
That’s not all she saw.
“I seen someone sitting there smoking a cigarette, and then next thing you know, he just getting shot.”
It was something she said she feared wouldn’t stop.
“Then you can hear him reloading it, and shooting again, and just letting off,” Love explained.
Finally it did stop, and they saw the aftermath.
“We just seen the guy laying out on the ground. It was really sad. It was really bad,” she continued.
In a tweet sent out by Norfolk Police, officials say the call for the shooting came in at 12:35 p.m. in the 500 block of Timothy Avenue.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say two other victims were taken to the hospital, however, the extent of injuries is still unknown.
Love said it may have only happened less than 12 hours ago, but her anxiety is telling her it’s time to make a change.
“We are currently looking to move. We are currently going to break this lease and move out ’cause that was really traumatizing.”
The scene has been cleared but police are still investigating.
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.