NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old man who police said was shot in the leg on Labor Day has died. Norfolk Police confirmed Jeremiah Melton succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Officers said they continue to investigate the shooting that happened off Tidewater Drive early Monday morning.
Medics took the victim to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Jo Ann Hughes, a spokesperson for the Norfolk Police Department, said the victim’s condition was later updated to serious.
Friends and family held a vigil for Melton Saturday night. Annette Taylor, who identified herself as the victim’s grandmother, said she thought Melton was going to survive.
“It didn’t hit me yet and then all of a sudden, I got some kind of feeling that something bad was about to happen and then I just broke down and started crying,” she said
Police have not released any suspect information.
His death has been classified as an active homicide investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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