Norfolk NAACP speaks out on gun violence

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Norfolk NAACP has released a statement about a homicide and officer-involved shooting Friday night.

A Norfolk Police officer shot a man with a gun near the site of a homicide around 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Fremont and O’Keefe streets.

The NAACP says they have been briefed by Norfolk Police on the shooting and says having the Virginia State Police investigate the officer-involved shooting is a sign of “transparent governance that allows an outside agency to conduct an independent investigation.”

The NAACP statement pointed out that Norfolk has already had 17 homicides this year and said that the effects of gun violence are often overlooked and have impacts on the parents and children of the victims.

To help combat crime, The Norfolk Branch of the NAACP has launched a hotline where the public can assist in fighting crime by confidentially calling or texting in tips to (757) 749-3398 or (757) 692-9222.

 

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