HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – “Just like that. Just like that. Just like that they took my son. It’s sad. It’s sad,” said Stephanie Woods.
A photo is all she has now to remember the son she just saw Friday night, hours before he was gunned down in a Hampton street.
“Somebody’s got to pay for killing him,” Woods said. “He didn’t deserve it, he didn’t.”
She says her son, 21-year-old Tyquan Woods, was turning his life around.
She admits, he was loyal to a fault to some of his old friends.
And she thinks that’s what may have ended his life.
“Being loyal to the guys out here that don’t have no (expletive) life and don’t care. They have no values. They don’t have families that love them and care. They’re out here killing and murdering and don’t give a damn,” Woods told WAVY.com
Tyquan Woods wasn’t the only one shot in that neighborhood early Saturday.
Police found his body on North Back River Road while they were canvassing the same neighborhood for another crime.
They say a 25-year-old man rang a doorbell on West Queen Street and ask for help. Neighbors say he had several gunshots wounds to his head and torso.
He was in critical condition through the weekend, but was upgraded to stable condition Monday.
Right now Woods wants answers from police about her son’s death – but she has a message to mothers in the neighborhood, too.
I don’t know what to tell ya’ll mothers, but hold your kids close because they is knocking them off like flies,” Woods said. “I don’t know. I don’t know what to do with myself right now.”
Hampton Police have not said if Woods and the other victim knew each other but say the incident does not appear to be random.
If you have any information that can help police, contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.