‘Say something’: Norfolk community looking for answers after one woman critically shot, two others injured

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk responded to reports of a shooting on Saturday night that left one woman shot and two others injured.

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According to police, the shooting happened around 9:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Nicholson Street. One woman was shot and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

As of Sunday evening, she was listed in stable condition.

Two other women were injured by glass or shrapnel, police added.

A firetruck and ambulance left the scene around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, however, several police officers remained on the scene reviewing upwards of 30 evidence markers.

10 On Your Side saw a silver sedan being towed from the scene around 11 p.m. Shortly after it was towed away, police cleared the scene.

This shooting comes just over a month after another shooting left three women dead on an intersection street. A preliminary investigation of that shooting revealed that the suspect shot a 19-year-old woman first, then shot the four other women as they tried to help her, police said.

The suspect had a relationship with the 19-year-old woman.

10 On Your Side caught up with Stop the Violence leader Bilal Muhammad about the recent shootings.

He says the community has to recognize they’re experiencing trauma before they can start to take steps in healing from it. Muhammad adds that if change doesn’t come, this will continue impacting younger generations.

“The last incident that occurred… the community is still mourning,” he explained. “There’s no healing process because now what we have is a continuation of violence taking place. The young people are looking for a direction to follow in and that direction is the only influence that they can follow.”

Police originally said three women were shot, however, they released updated information on Sunday evening.

If you know anything that can help police with their investigation, Muhammad says coming forward and providing information can help stop the cycle of gun violence.

“Say something. This is your community. Say something. Provide the information. This is your neighborhood, providing a better, safe environment for you and for your children. If we cannot provide that for the future of our children we’re going to lose the future for our children.”

10 On Your Side is working to learn more.

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.

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