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Man dies after shooting in Norfolk, police investigating

47-year-old Bernese Adams Jr. was shot and seriously hurt. Medics took him to the hospital, but doctors couldn't save his life.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed a man Thursday morning. 

According to a tweet, officers got a call about gunshots nearby at 6:20 a.m. and responded to the area, which was on the 1100 block of Church Street. 

When they arrived, they found 47-year-old Bernese Adams Jr., who had been shot and was seriously hurt.

Medics took him to the hospital, where he later died, according to NPD. 

This latest shooting in Norfolk is raising concerns for some families who live and visit the Attucks Square West Neighborhood.

“My children are my concern. Shoot, the elderly people that live around here are my concern. The innocent bystanders, the drivers are my concern because at this point, it's getting ridiculous," said Norfolk resident Kanisha Spence. 

At the same time, officers said they also responded to another scene near Johnson Avenue and Tidewater Drive. 

13News Now learned the two scenes are related. A few hours after the shooting, the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi said that Adams died at the hospital.

Spence said she visits family where the shooting happened. She said the police officers rushed to the scene. Spence hopes police officers do their job and find out who killed the man. But in the meantime, she wants everyone to stay alert.

“Be vigilant of what’s going on, pay attention to others and I feel that's how you can protect yourself as well," said Spence. 

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