72-year-old woman recovering in hospital after Suffolk shooting


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk officials say a woman sustained serious injuries in a shooting on County Street, one of two shooting incidents late Wednesday night.

Officials said Emergency Communications received multiple calls about shootings at residences in the 600 block of County Street and the 300 block of Hunter Street in Suffolk. They are about a block and a half away from each other.

The calls came in at 9:47 p.m.

Preliminary investigation showed a woman, identified as Vanito Hoggard Goodman, 72, was struck by gunfire while she was inside her residence on County Street. She sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized, Suffolk officials said.

WAVY.com went to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and spoke with the victim’s family. They said she was still at the hospital as of Thursday afternoon and was doing “OK.”

Gunfire struck the residence in the 300 block of Hunter Street, but there were no reported injuries.

Resident James Dildy said he lives across the street from one of the shootings.

“To me, they sounded like firecrackers,” he said. “Three pops and that was it.”

Officials said investigations into both shootings remain ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. To submit online, go to www.p3tips.com.

Stay with WAVY.com for more updates.

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