NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 12-year-old boy was found shot inside of his home Thursday night in Norfolk, police say.
Emergency crews were called to the 1300 block of Goff Street around 11 p.m. They found the boy with a gunshot, and quickly took him to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters to be treated.
Police say the boy is expected to be OK.
An investigation found he was inside his bedroom when a shooting happened in an adjacent parking lot. He was hit by a single bullet.
“Yeah this is crazy. There was just a shooting a couple of days ago over on Park Avenue. It’s time to get out of this neighborhood. The next time it might be my son,” said neighbor Brandi Clark.
Another neighbor tells us her vehicle was also hit by bullets. Police towed it away as evidence.
A woman who came to the door Friday afternoon at the boy’s home said she was still in shock, and that he was recovering.
10 On Your Side saw Norfolk Chief of Police Larry Boone leaving the family’s home. A spokesperson for the department said he could not confirm if Boone was there or if his visit would be considered routine or a special circumstance.