Man shot, injured in Highland Park area of Norfolk; ODU sends out alerts


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk responded to reports of a shooting in the Highland Park neighborhood of the city.

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According to police, the shooting occurred around 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of W 39th Street.

Police say one man was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Old Dominion University sent out an alert Thursday warning people to stay out of that area until further notice as police investigated the shooting. The university sent a second alert saying the suspect had fled the scene.

A third alert said normal campus activities could continue, but advised people to still stay out of the area.

ODU President Brian O. Hemphill sent out a message Thursday night thanking students, faculty and staff for their “responsiveness” to the campus alerts.

Hemphill said the alerts were sent by ODU police to be proactive.

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at

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