Norfolk Police Search for Drive-by Shooting Suspect

by actuate | September 27th, 2011

September 27, 2011

A man was injured in a drive-by shooting very early this morning in Norfolk, Virginia, and police say they are still looking for the person(s) who did it, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

The victim was reportedly walking with two other males at Orange Avenue and 1st View Street around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday morning when a shot was fired into the group from a passing vehicle that’s been described as light-colored, perhaps white or silver. Witnesses have also indicated that the car might have been a Honda Civic.

The victim was transported to DePaul Hospital with what police spokesman Chris Amos calls non life-threatening injuries. No other information about the victim has been released.

As of yet, the suspect has not been found. Detectives are investigating the circumstances, vehicle description, and suspects.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887).

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