NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police need help locating suspects in a night club shooting.
Police received a call for a shooting at the Majik City II Gentlemen’s Club in the 5800 block of Jefferson Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.
When officers arrived, they found a 56-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his torso. Despite the officers performing CPR, the man was pronounced dead at the scene when medics arrived. The victim has been identified as Issac Oiugbenga Oshin of Portsmouth.
Witnesses told police an altercation occurred inside the club and the suspects left in a red car. A short time later, an unknown car pulled into the club parking lot and one person got out and shot the victim in the club’s entry way.
10 On Your Side spoke to the victim’s family members Wednesday. A sister-in-law confirmed the victim was the owner of the night club. His former employees expressed their condolences in an interview with WAVY.com.
“All of his daughters and girls that call him ‘daddy’ are at a loss,” said Danielle Bennett, who worked at Majik City as a bar manager for years. “They don’t know what to do or think because some crazy person wanted to come and take an innocent man’s life.”
Dontrina West, who worked at the club for nearly 20 years, described the owner as a family man.
“He was like a father to me,” said West, fighting back tears. “He was there for my daughter’s birth. He helped me choose names for my girls and said a prayer for my babies when they were born.”
West says the owner was always willing to help a friend. This time she and Bennett are returning the favor, sending out a public plea for information that could lead to an arrest.
“I just hope that if anyone knows anything to please, please contact his family, the police, even the news,” she said.
Police are asking anyone who saw a red car near the 5800 block of Jefferson Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday or anyone with any information about the shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.