Police identify man killed in shooting at Newport News apartments

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man killed in a shooting Tuesday night in Newport News has been identified by police.

At 7:59 p.m., authorities responded to a report of shots fired near the Oyster Point Place Apartment Homes, located in the 800 block of Sundown Lane. At about 8:16 p.m., officers found the victim, who police identified as a 30-year-old Newport News man.

The was identified Wednesday as Roy Markey Jackson.

While investigating, police found three vehicles damaged by gunfire. Bullet casings were also discovered in the street.

This is the first homicide of 2017 in Newport News.

10 On Your Side spoke with one woman who says the gunfire sounded like fireworks. She says it wasn’t until she saw flashing lights that she looked outside and saw something that shocked her.

“I just knelt down right there at my window and just looked and there was a body there,” said Meredith Downey.

Downey says she was freaked out.

“I had never seen a dead body before. You know? Not really something that I had planned on experiencing.”

Lashayna Wade was at a friend’s home when she heard the gunshots. She says the shooting didn’t surprise her.

“It’s nothing new,” she told 10 On Your Side.

But some Newport News residents say the violence concerns them.

“I just try to be really careful and do things that I think will keep me safe. It does make me nervous and it’s certainly something I don’t like to hear about,” said Emily-Anne Rigal.

“What if something had ricocheted through out window? I mean it could’ve gotten any of us,” Downey said. “We were really close.”

Police are still investigating. They have not yet released any suspect information.

This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.