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Norfolk police: 1 man dead, two other people injured in shooting at MacArthur Center

The incident reportedly began with an argument over money. It happened close to where another shooting that left 2 dead and 3 injured happened just 2 weeks ago.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department said a man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting at MacArthur Center on Saturday evening.

According to the police department, officers responded around 6:25 p.m. after someone reported a gunshot disturbance at the mall.

Outside of the mall, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He's been identified as Roosevelt A. McKinney, 33, of Norfolk. 

Officers also found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds. According to Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone, both of them were struck in their ankles. 

It's unclear at this time if the man and woman injured knew the man who died or the suspected shooter. 

They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police initially reported that all three victims were women. They issued a correction last night stating that the person who died was actually a man, and in their release Sunday morning identifying the man who died, corrected the fact that the two other victims were a man and a woman.

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Chief Boone mentioned the man who died and the suspected shooter are believed to be related. He also said that the incident began with an argument over money. It was unclear whether the other two people hurt knew the man killed or the suspect.  

The police department said surveillance footage from a retail store inside of the mall shows the suspect and a person of interest related to this homicide investigation.

Credit: Norfolk Police Department
According to Norfolk police, this picture from a retail store shows the suspect and a person of interest related to the MacArthur Center shooting.

Following the shooting, the entire area around MacArthur Center was blocked off with crime scene tape.

Shellie Land, who works at the California Pizza Kitchen at MacArthur Center, told 13News Now that she heard gunshots outside the restaurant.

"A lot of people in the mall started running toward the actual exit of the mall and everyone in the restaurant just ran into the kitchen," Land recounted.

Credit: Photo sent to 13News Now
A picture from inside the MacArthur Center parking garage after the shooting.

This scene is about half a block from where five people were shot, two of them fatally, on Granby Street just two weeks ago. 

Despite a shortage of officers, Norfolk police had announced that they would shuffle resources and pay overtime to increase patrols on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Downtown area until further notice. However, it's unclear whether this increased security included MacArthur Center, or if the increased patrols were working that early in the evening.


Anyone with information about this homicide investigation can contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app. 

Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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