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Hampton police investigate homicide on Aluminum Drive

At the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton Police Division is investigating a homicide that happened Tuesday night.

According to the division, a shooting happened in the 2100 block of Aluminum Avenue just before 8 p.m. That's in the Newsome Park section of the city.

At the scene, officers found 42-year-old Amy Russell suffering from a gunshot wound. Russell was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Investigators say her death may be domestic related. Police are still investigating the motive and haven't released any suspect information yet.

Meanwhile, the stretch of Aluminum Avenue where the shooting occurred is home to an industrial park.

“There’s no reason why someone should be shot and not know anything," said Chauncey Attis, who works across the street.

He hopes there are surveillance cameras in the area that can help investigators.

Attis also said he is a gun violence survivor, and he’s frustrated to hear another life is gone too soon.

“Nobody is exempt from getting killed or getting shot," he said. "It can happen to anybody at any point in time. It happened to me when I was 18. Thank God I’m still here." 

Just last week, Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbot said the city’s number of homicides in January reached half the total of all 2021, and he vowed steps to restore safety in the city.

He said the crimes are not random, and each victim was targeted.

Now, investigators are left to figure out who is behind this latest homicide and why.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip online by visiting P3Tips.com

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