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Posted on: March 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Evening shooting leaves two fighting for life

NORFOLK, Va. – Two people remain hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Norfolk.

While on patrol, officers heard several gunshots coming from the area surrounding W. 28th Street and Gosnold Avenue shortly before 7:45 this evening.

Police quickly arrived at the scene and discovered a man lying near the roadway in the 2800 block of Gosnold Avenue. The man was found suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound and was immediately transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Further canvassing in the 2800 block of Gosnold Avenue discovered a woman lying near the doorway of a residence. The second victim was also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medics transported the woman to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where her injuries remain life-threatening.

Detectives have not released any suspect information, but continue to canvass the area in search of possible leads.

Following recent gun-related violence throughout the city, Norfolk police have started high-intensity patrols within neighborhoods experiencing higher levels of crime. Police were in the area at the time of tonight’s shooting and were on scene within minutes. The suspect(s) had already fled from the scene prior to police arrival; however, officers will continue to search for the possible shooter(s).

Community members should expect a high police presence to remain in the area and are encouraged to contact the Norfolk Crime Line with any information, tips, or leads at the following:

CALL: 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887)
TEXT: Text "NORFOLK" and your tip information to 274637 (CRIMES)
WEB: Submit a web-tip at: www.norfolkcrimeline.com

No other information is available for release at this time.

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