NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two men were killed and a woman was injured after a triple shooting Sunday night in Norfolk.
According to police, the shooting happened inside a home around 10:50 p.m. in the 800 block of Jerome Avenue. That’s near East Little Creek Road.
Officers arrived to find 28-year-old Keith D. Winstead suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second man, identified as 27-year-old Trevon C. Moore, was initially sent to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, however, police say his injuries became worse and he died at the hospital.
The 30-year-old woman is expected to recover.
No further information has been released by police.
The shooting is the third deadly shooting in the city already this year. A man died on New Year’s Day after a shooting on Lead Street near E. Princess Anne Road. Two people were also killed in a domestic-related shooting Jan. 6 on Hibie Street. The suspect was later found dead after turning the gun on himself, police said.
Two cars and a truck were towed away at the scene on Monday morning before police took down crime scene tape.
All day long, cars drove by and people looked out to 843 Jerome Avenue. Bullet holes were visible in the front window of Apartment 5.
“I didn’t know all the ins and outs of everything,” said Chris Rogers, who oversees maintenance at the four-apartment complex.
“What we are looking at apparently some gunshots,” he said, standing in front of a window broken by gunfire. “We don’t know how many shots there are. I don’t know if they are coming in or going out. I know one person was killed.”
The 30-year-old woman, who was also taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, and is still alive and will be critical in piecing together what happened.
In the meantime, a family member of Moore returned to the apartment but did not want to comment on the record of what he thinks happened.
Rogers summed it up this way: “It’s not worth working out anymore because it doesn’t matter how big you are, they are going to put a bullet in you … we never have had any shootings that I know of. I’ve never had to come over here and board up any windows.”
Rogers had to do it on Monday, however.
“I’m really sorry this has happened and I’m tired of it. I was born in Norfolk, and I lived in Norview [for] years. We didn’t carry guns. You got enough trouble with your fists,” Rogers said.
Jonathan Tarrats just opened the Latin Kutz barbershop one block over from the scene.
“We want to have our kids safe out here, and have their families safe, and this is not a good way to start the new year,” he said.
Bernard Nixon lives in an adjacent apartment, but was not home at the time of the shooting.
“My neighbor upstairs called me and told me something was going on next door… I called my son, and he was asleep … The gun violence is ridiculous,” Nixon said.