Woman dies after showing up at CHKD with gunshot wound

The scene on Barre Street where Norfolk police say a woman may have been shot Jan. 11, 2017. The woman went to CHKD where she later died. Credit: WAVY Photo/LaVoy Harrell

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The first homicide investigation of 2017 is underway in Norfolk. A woman died overnight after arriving at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters with a gunshot wound.

Norfolk police say authorities at CHKD contacted dispatchers around 11:30 p.m., after the woman came in to the emergency room suffering from a gunshot wound. She died a short while later.

The victim was identified by police as 33-year-old Latoya S. Davis. She was a Norfolk resident who lived in the 1300 block of E. Princess Anne Road, according to police.

Police say Davis was likely shot in the 2300 block of Barre Street. Detectives have classified the case as a homicide.

10 On Your Side’s Laura Caso spent time in the community Thursday talking with residents, many of whom say they heard gunshots Wednesday night.

Neighbor Jessica Kelly says she was minding her own business, when she looked out the window and saw the victim lying in her front yard.

Kelly says she saw a car pull up to the home, and two men grab the victim and drive her to the hospital.

One man said that the woman — who has not been identified — had a “vibrant personality.”

Police say they do not have any suspect information. The shooting is Norfolk’s first homicide case of 2017.

If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.