Hampton shooting leaves one dead, four injured

Courtesy Hampton Police

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — One man is dead and four other people are recovering from gunshot wounds after someone opened fire early Tuesday morning in Hampton.

According to a news release from police, the shooting happened around 12:31 a.m. in the 500 block of Patterson Avenue near Griffin Street.

Authorities say it appears a large gathering or party was taking place. At some point, multiple shots were fired, hitting the five victims.

Officers arrived on the scene and found one man dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators identified him as 21-year-old Devyn Andre Reed, of Hampton.

Police also found two other men, aged 19 and 21, who had been shot at the scene. Their injuries are considered non life-threatening.

While police were investigating the scene on Patterson Avenue, another man and a 19-year-old woman showed up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Police say they were also shot on Patterson. Both had non life-threatening injuries.

Nicole Dandridge says she rushed to the hospital to find her daughter with a bullet lodged in her ankle.

“Why is the blood just dripping? I don’t see a bone, I see a hole,” Dandridge said.

Dandridge is thankful her daughter will live, but she said her daughter is by no means fine.

“She ain’t going back to work. She can’t even walk,” she said. “I don’t know if my child’s gonna walk again. I don’t know if she’s gonna walk again.”

Dandridge has a message for the shooters and the community: “Stop killing each other! Stop thinking it’s cool to just shoot bullets. My daughter is one of your victims. She didn’t die like that young man did, but she is one of your victims.”

Edmund Benjamic, Reed’s grandfather, says there was a fight at the home and some of the people who left returned with guns and started shooting.

Police have not released any information on potential suspects. If you know anything about this shooting, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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