Mass shooting in Virginia leaves two dead and five injured

Mass shooting in Virginia leaves two dead and five injured

Norfolk State University students among the victims. According to local authorities, seven people were shot overnight in Norfolk, Virginia, including several college students.

Around 12 a.m. ET, officers were called to the 5000 block of Killam Avenue and discovered four women and three men who had been shot, according to Norfolk police.

All were taken to hospitals, the seven victims. Zabre Miller, 25, and Angelia McKnight, 19, ultimately died of their injuries, according to Norfolk police. Although it could not say how many or if any of the victims survived, Norfolk State University confirmed that some of the shooting victims were college students.

“Norfolk Police have informed us that multiple NSU students have been the victims of a shooting at an isolated location off campus near 50th Street and Hampton Blvd,” the university tweeted.

“NSU Police have secured the NSU campus. Counseling is available to any student in need of services.”

Still no arrests for the mass shooting

The Norfolk Police Department has not released any details about a possible motive or suspect.

“As homicide detectives continue to investigate this early morning shooting, they ask that anyone with information about this incident contact the Norfolk Crime Hotline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app,” Norfolk Police said.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, at least 456 mass shootings have occurred in the US so far this year. The nonprofit organization defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.

So far, there has been an average of more than 1.8 mass shootings per day.

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