HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police have identified the victim of an early Tuesday morning homicide.
55-year-old Tanya Dollene Fox was shot and killed at the intersection of Shell Road and Gary Lane. The Hampton Police Division said that around 3:38 a.m., officers that were patrolling the area were flagged down by a person about the victim lying in the roadway.
When officers arrived, they found Fox suffering from a gunshot wound.
Fox was pronounced dead at the scene.
The gunfire got Britnee Tibbs out of bed.
“I had woke up to check on my daughter. She was asleep beside me. She was fine, so I had went back to sleep,” Tibbs said.
She didn’t realize then what had happened right outside her door.
“I got a phone call from my stepmom and she was like, ‘Are you okay? Are you okay? Your house was on the news. Somebody’s been shot,'” Tibbs said.
Alexis Jackson, who identified herself as the victim’s daughter, came out to the crime scene, hoping to learn more.
“We’re trying to keep it together,” she said.
According to Jackson, her mother used to live in the area and still had friends there.
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“If you know any information, just come forward and let somebody know and people that do know her, her name is Tanya, Tanya Fox. Everybody out here knows who she is, so just come forward,” Jackson said.
Police do not have a suspect description at this time.
According to a HPD spokesperson, this is the 13th homicide that has occurred in Hampton this year and nine remain active at this time. There have been eight reports of shootings off Shell Road since January 2015, police said.
According to Fox’s family, she was friends with 23-year-old Jacob Moore, who police said was killed on Glendale Road between Shell Road and Victoria Boulevard 10 days ago.
If you know anything about this incident, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.