SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Suffolk Police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a late night shooting Friday.
Officers said they received a call around 11:30 p.m. that a man was on the ground on Gloucester Street, near downtown, after being shot. 21-year-old Anthony Hale was airlifted to the hospital.
About a half hour later, police said they found a second man dead next to a home in the same block. He has been identified as 26-year-old Brandon Hudgins. WAVY News talked to a man who did not want to be identified, who said he found out from a family member’s voicemail that the victim was discovered in his yard.
“She told me that he got shot between, in my yard, so when I got the call, I called her. Then I came over here and they were still out here…He was a nice person. He believed in Jesus and all that. He didn’t ever get in no trouble. I don’t understand it,” he said.
Hudgins’ stepfather, Danilo Blair, told WAVY News by phone that he was a “great kid” who stayed out of trouble, a loving father, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“We’re hanging in there. It’s tough, but we put our faith in Suffolk Police,” Blair said.
According to Blair, the two victims knew each other and Hudgins lived around the corner from the crime scene. Police have not released any information about a motive or suspect in the case.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Sunday night at 7:00 on Tynes Street in Suffolk, at the basketball court where Hudgins liked to play, Blair said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.
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