NORFOLK, VA. – Five women were shot, 3 of them fatally, in Norfolk’s Young Terrace neighborhood Wednesday evening. Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone is calling the incident a “mass shooting.”
Cops were called to a domestic disturbance around 6:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Whitaker Lane where responding officers located the victims.
Chief Boone said the suspected gunman, who is known to police, shot a woman before shooting four other women when tried to help the first victim, according to WAVY.
Boone also called the shooter a “coward.”
Chief Larry Boone @NorfolkPD on #BreakingNews of mass shooting. 5 women shot. 3 dead. 2 transported to the hospital. Stay with @WAVY_News for updates. pic.twitter.com/ycjqnVar9j
— Anita Blanton (@AnitaWAVY) November 3, 2021
BREAKING: @NorfolkPD Chief Boone confirms this is a mass shooting on Whitaker Lane. 5 women were shot. Three of them are dead, 2 in the hospital. Suspect is known, but not in custody. Boone called the suspect a “coward.” @13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/ePuUyzlhlZ
— Sarah Hammond (@SarahHammondTV) November 3, 2021
The unidentified suspect fled the area after the shooting and police later announced his capture.
#Update. The suspect in this shooting has been taken into custody. More details to follow when available. https://t.co/B72HTP8fYL
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) November 4, 2021
This is a developing story.