Arrest in deadly quadruple shooting in Gloucester Co.

Dijon Whitter, suspect in homicide
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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a quadruple shooting in Ware Neck that left one person dead Sunday morning.

Dijon Whitter, 18, of Hampton faces charges of 1st Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (2 counts), and Malicious Shooting.

Investigators said deputies went to the area of Ditchley Drive and Gill Lane shortly before 12:30 a.m after someone called them about a suspicious vehicle and people in the roadway. The caller described the scene as chaotic and said that the group was around the car which had one person sitting in it. He was holding his chest, and he appeared to need medical assistance.

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Deputies located 18-year-old Joshua Steven Morrison, of Yorktown, who had been shot. He died at the scene.

While deputies responded to that scene, emergency dispatchers received another call about multiple gunshot wound victims in the area of Nuttall's Country Store which was nearby. Investigators said the victims got there by flagging someone down and getting a ride.

A third caller at another location called dispatchers to say a girl came to the caller's home and told the caller her friends had been shot.

Medics took one of the victims who was near Nuttall's to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Medics flew the other two at that location to other hospitals. Deputies expected all of them to recover.

The three victims who are expected to recover are a 15-year-old girl and two 20-year-old males.

Travor Wilson, who said he was friends with Morrison, told 13News Now that everyone involved knew each other and had been at a party. He added that Whitter and Morrison were "best friends."

Whitter is being held without bond in the Gloucester County Jail.