UPDATE 2/17: According to an ODU spokesperson, the victim remains in critical but stable condition.
The suspect fled the scene but is described as a black male, approximately 5' 8', 160 pounds, with dreadlocks that are less than shoulder length, and wearing a blue button down shirt, blue jeans and a black vest.
At this time police have not made any arrests or determined the motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
NORFOLK -- Police investigated a shooting overnight along Bowdens Ferry Road near Old Dominion University.
One person, an ODUstudent, was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound.
According to a police department spokesperson, police were alerted to a possible gunshot victim around 1 a.m. on Sunday.
When units arrived in the 4000 block of Bowdens Ferry Road, they were able to locate an adult male with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital with injuries considered to be critical.
Norfolk Police advised that there were no suspects. However, a safety warning emailed to students described the suspect as a male with dreadlocks, about five feet eight inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue button down shirt and a black vest.
Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the ODU Police Department at (757) 683-4000.
ODU SAFETY WARNING: (received at 2:33 a.m. on February 16)
The Norfolk Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 12:50 a.m. Feb. 16 at an off-campus residence located in the 4000 block of Bowden's Ferry Road. The suspect fled the scene and one student has been injured and transferred to the hospital for treatment.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5' 8', 160 lbs., with dreadlocks that are less than shoulder length, and wearing a blue button down shirt, blue jeans and a black vest.
Anyone who may have information about this should contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up or the ODU Police Department Detective Bureau at 683-4000.
Police remind the community to follow these safety precautions:
*Control access to your residence.
*Contact police if you encounter aggressive individuals.
*Report suspicious persons and activities to police.