(NORFOLK, Va.) — A shooting in Norfolk, Virginia, on Sunday has left two people dead and five others injured, law enforcement officials said.
The Norfolk Police Department said the incident happened around midnight Saturday into early Sunday morning at a party in the 5000 block of Killam Avenue.
Four women and three men were wounded in the shooting and sent to area hospitals, with two people later succumbing to their injuries, according to Norfolk police.
Several of the victims were students at Norfolk State University, the school said. The university is offering counseling services to students impacted by the shooting.
Zabre Miller, 25, and Angelia McKnight, 19, died at the hospital as a result of their injuries, Norfolk PD said.
McKnight was a second-year student at the school studying nursing, university President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston said in a statement.
“Angelia’s life was important and every Spartan is a key member of our campus,” Adams-Gaston said. “With our strength, we will continue to work together.”
Authorities said that a fight broke out at the party, where a suspect took out a gun and started shooting. There were reportedly multiple firearms used in the incident, police said.
Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander called for crime to end in the city.
“Let me be clear to anyone in our community committing crimes and engaging in acts of lawlessness, we will hold you accountable for your actions. The violence must end now,” Alexander said at a press conference on Sunday.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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