NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News police are working around the clock to find the person or persons responsible for a man's death.
They said the shooting happened Thursday in broad daylight, near 41st Street and Roanoke Avenue in the Southeast part of the city.
Friday, officers told 13News Now the man who died was 56-year-old Larry Burgess.
A little more than 24 hours following the shooting, police returned to the neighborhood. Mayor Phillip Jones even walked alongside them.
There, they spoke with people in the community to offer resources and comfort.
"We're trying to bring some stability back to the community. What happened yesterday around this time frame was very tragic," said Asst. Chief Brandon Creswell, who oversees the Investigations Bureau at Newport News Police Department.
When officers initially responded, they said they found Burgess outside hurt from multiple gunshot wounds. Medics rushed him to the hospital, where police said he died from his injuries.
Neighbors described Burgess as a good and friendly man.
"I heard gunshots and I looked out the window before I came outside. I saw him laying on the ground," said resident Lawrence Atkins. "It was traumatic, just to experience that. It's not a good sight."
Asst. Chief Creswell told 13News Now officers and detectives have been working on the case nonstop.
"We have a lot of good leads, a lot of good cooperation. We are very optimistic we are going to close this case with an arrest," he said.
However, anyone with information is still asked to call police. You can also call the Crime Line anonymously at 1-888-562-5887 or also submit a tip online at P3Tips.com. You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Burgess is the twelfth person killed in Newport News, so far this year, according to 13News Now records. The city had 10 homicides, at this time last year.