NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 24-year-old man died overnight Tuesday from a gunshot wound, marking the second homicide in the Ocean View area of Norfolk since Sunday.
Police said officers were called to the 9000 block of 1st View Street just before 12:30 a.m. for a gunshot disturbance.
The man was found suffering from a gunshot wound, and was quickly taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Police said he died shortly afterward.
Matthew Kishbaugh said he was heading to a friend’s house when he saw a man on the ground.
“He seemed like he was in pretty bad shape…I was thinking about it all last night. I was like, ‘God, I hope he makes it,’ because he didn’t look like he was doing good,” he said.
Those who knew the victim said he was a father, a good guy, a hard-working Merchant Marine. Kishbaugh said he can’t imagine what the victim’s family is going through.
“That’s another thing that frightened me, because I could have been there like ten minutes before it happened, because we were talking, me and my friend, and I could have been there when it happened and I got a baby girl. I could have got shot,” Kishbaugh said.
People in the neighborhood said the victim was shot answering the door, but police have not confirmed that.
Detectives have classified this incident as the 14th homicide in the City of Norfolk in 2017.
Anyone with information on this incident can call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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