NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department (NPD) said Tuesday that a third person died from injuries he received in a shooting that took place March 19 on Granby Street.
Marquel Andrews, 24, of Portsmouth died in the hospital nearly a month after the shooting that also killed Virginian-Pilot reporter Sierra Jenkins, 25, and local semi-pro football player Devon Malik Harris, 25.
NPD is still looking for information that will lead them to the person who shot Andrews, Jenkins, Harris and two other people outside Chicho’s Pizza Backstage nearly one month ago.
The two others hurt in the same shooting are expected to recover from their injuries, according to the latest update from police.
“I hope that they find justice. Marquel was a good dude, and he didn’t deserve this," said Justin Stewart, one of Andrews' friends since childhood, who expressed his sorrow and heartbreak.
Stewart recalled Andrews as a caring father of two, a passionate musician and a funny guy.
Two weeks after the shooting on April 2, Norfolk police said a shooting inside the MacArthur Center Mall left two people with non-life-threatening injuries and 33-year-old Roosevelt McKinney, of Norfolk, dead.
“It still hasn’t really set in yet. So, [McKinney's family is] having a really hard time right now," said Clay Marquez, a friend of McKinney and his family.
Authorities charged 39-year-old Gary Moore with murder and malicious wounding in connection to the mall shooting. He is still on the run.
“Every night that goes by, they feel like justice is not being served," said Marquez.
Marquez, also an anti-violence activist with the organization Guns Down, encourages community involvement to curb crime.
"We’ve just got to try and step up our efforts, do what we can out there," Marquez said.
Both Stewart and Marquez pleaded with everyone to put an end to the violence and for those responsible for the shootings to turn themselves into police.
If you know anything about the Granby Street shooting or the MacArthur Center shooting, you are asked to call the crime at 1-888-LOCK-UP or submit a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app. You can remain anonymous.