Three men injured in Norfolk shooting on W. 42nd Street

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured three people early Sunday morning.

Students near Old Dominion University say they’ve seen this story play out before; police tape wrapping across the road just yards from campus.

“When we got here it was taped off right there in the street and we saw a bunch of fire trucks and police officers,” said ODU Senior Justin Cooper.

Cooper and his fraternity brothers live in a home at the corner of 42nd Street and Killam Avenue. The ODU seniors were just getting home early Sunday morning only to learn there was a shooting in the street.

“We definitely could have been home,” Cooper said. “God willing we weren’t here. I don’t know exactly what happened.”

Police say they were called to the 800 block of W. 42nd Street around 1:15 a.m. after a 19-year-old was shot. He was rushed to the hospital and will be okay. As officers were investigating two more men, ages 20 and 21, walked into Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with gunshot wounds. Both should make full recoveries.
Police say none of the victims are ODU students.

ODU Senior Marquis Hawkes noticed police and firefighters shining flashlights on his car, so he walked over to find out why.

“The tire was flat and there was a bullet lodged towards the ignition and they were trying to fix that,” Hawkes said.

Whoever pulled the trigger is still on the loose. Students say it’s time for a change.

“A lot of students come down here and it sucks to hear stuff like this,” student George Ogoe added. “Nobody would want to send their kids out here and this stuff happens every year.”

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