Police identify victim of Dungee Street homicide

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A homicide investigation is underway after police say a man was found shot Sunday morning at a home on Dungee Street.

Officers and paramedics were called to the scene for an injured person — and found a man with significant injuries inside.

Police say he was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man was identified Monday as 48-year-old James D. Wilson.

Silky James, who lives at the residence, says he was in his apartment when the homicide happened.

“I was asleep before they robbed me and woke me up. Robbed me then they went in the other room and shot my friend then they ran out the back door,” James says.

James says the suspect stole his money before he opened fire on his friend.

“We don’t know who it was, we don’t know who done it, he had a hood and a mask on so we couldn’t tell who he was,” James says.

The victim was still alive before paramedics took him away, police say. Although James says it was a shooting, police have not confirmed the cause of death.

“He was an outgoing person, doing things, this and that. Never knew what he was going to do. Maybe, he had done something to somebody. I don’t know,” he says.

James is shocked that his friend died and is also surprised it happened at home.

“This is a nice neighborhood anyway. It’s real quiet around here. Ain’t had this much excitement around here in a while. This is something that shouldn’t have happened but it happened,” he says..

Police say this appears to be an isolated incident but encourage anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-Up.

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