5 women shot, 3 fatally by 'known' suspect in Virginia
5 women shot, 3 fatally by ‘known’ suspect in Virginia

Sierra Jenkins and Ali Sullivan

The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — Three women are dead and two are injured after a Wednesday night shooting in the Young Terrace neighborhood of Norfolk.

Norfolk police say the call for the shooting, on the 800 block of Whitaker Lane, came in at 6:02 p.m. Eastern time. Three women have been pronounced dead at the scene and two other women with injuries were taken to the hospital.

A resident who has lived in the neighborhood for decades said he heard two or three shots Wednesday night.

When he came outside, the neighbor saw kids and other people running toward the source of gunfire. Then he heard more shots, he said.

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone told a WAVY-TV reporter that the suspect shot one person before shooting others who tried to help the victim.

“As the community was trying to render aid, this coward shoots them,” Boone said.

The suspect is known, Boone said.

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