NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – One man died and a teen was injured following a shooting in Norfolk Wednesday evening.
Police say officers in the Campostella area were called to the scene of the shooting around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound in the 1700 block of Vine Street, near Greenleaf Drive.
The man, later identified as 42-year-old Antoine L. Hill, was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A 17-year-old male was also found in the 1700 block of Jubilee Street with non life-threatening injuries.
Stop the Violence Team President Bilal Muhammad says this violence needs to stop.
He walked the neighborhood on Thursday to check on those living there.
“We have to be that example showing our youth that the violence, the guns is not the direction, but the love and the care and the future for our youth is the better direction, so they can become leaders in the future themselves,” said Muhammad.
He says they’ve been meeting with churches, civic leagues and the Norfolk Police Department to see how they can work together to curb crime.
“If there’s a crime, there’s a collective effort, there’s a hang out area where violence may take place, drugs may take place then we’ve got to focus in that area,” said Muhammad.
Muhammad says they’ve especially been working to learn more about gang violence in the area.
He says he was concerned to learn about gang development taking place in nearby schools.
“We are the authority in our community,” said Muhammad. “We must take the position to realize the authoritative effort must come from us, not the gangs.”
Anyone with more information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or go online to P3Tips.com.
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