HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are investigating an overnight shooting that left an 18-year-old woman dead.
Police say they received multiple calls about a shooting in the 100 block of Lassiter Drive at approximately 1:17 a.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived on scene, they found 18-year-old Asia Serria Munden-Ferrell, of Newport News, outside suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.
A cousin, who didn’t want to talk on camera, told 10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings Munden-Ferrell was a rising high school senior. She was visiting family in Hampton. They were preparing to go to Busch Gardens Sunday, the day she was shot.
Munden-Ferrell’s brother told Cummings over the phone that she’d recently been hired by the company.
Lisa Adams Monden, Munden-Ferrell’s mother, said she was shocked to hear the news that her daughter had died.
“All I could do was hang up the phone and yell and scream, cause I wasn’t expecting any news like that to come concerning my child,” she said. “I want my baby home, where she belongs… Her life did not have to end at the young age of 18. She hadn’t lived her life. Her life ended too soon for me.”
A preliminary investigation found a dark-colored sedan was going down Lassiter when someone inside the car began firing toward apartments.
Munden-Ferrell was struck once by the gunfire. Several vehicles and a building were also hit by gunfire, police say.
A neighbor who also didn’t want to be identified told Cummings she heard the shooting.
“I was in bed and I got up. I was going to lay something out for dinner, then I heard the ‘boom, boom, boom, boom,'” the woman we’re identifying as “Tracey” said. “I looked outside because I saw the red lights. I looked outside to see what was going on. There was a bunch of cop cars here.”
Police have not released any suspect information and are still investigating this homicide.
Hampton Police Corporal Ashley Jenrette made a plea for help in solving the crime on Twitter Monday.
10 On Your Side did some digging and found Sunday’s shooting was the fourth one reported in the same block of Lassiter drive in about two weeks.
“Tracey” said she’s lived on the Lassiter a year and a half but says now, she’s ready to move.
“I don’t want no problems,” she said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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