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Man hurt after shooting in Norfolk's NEON District

Investigators think the man was shot in a parking lot in the 700 block of Granby St. He was taken to a hospital before police officers got to the scene.

NORFOLK, Va. — UPDATE: Norfolk police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning and left a man injured. 

A statement from the Norfolk Police Department said that at 12:45 a.m., officers went to the 100 block of Starke Street after getting reports of gunshots. That's in the NEON District. 

When they got there, they were told that a 24-year-old man had been taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and that his injuries weren't life-threatening. 

The victim's name hasn't been released at this time. 

Investigators think he was shot in a parking lot near the 700 block of Granby Street. That's near the U.S. District Courthouse.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information that can help police, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip.

Business owners in the NEON District respond

A person who didn't want to be identified went to a nightclub in the NEON District Sunday night. He said gunshots rang out around 12:45 a.m. and people started running.

Following the shooting, O.J. Wholesale Inc. has a shattered storefront, and a car nearby had several bullet holes.

“With this situation on Granby Street, it was not like that 20 years ago,” Tasos, a property owner in the area, told 13News Now.

Chelsey Miller, who manages the Commune restaurant just a block away from where the shooting happened, said she has also noticed an uptick in violence in the area.

The shooting comes just days after the Norfolk Police Department added mobile surveillance cameras in the downtown area. One sits a few feet away from where the shooting happened.

“It looks good, but obviously it doesn’t help because folks that want to kill somebody or hurt somebody, they are still going to do what they do,” Tasos said.

Tasos said he wants city leaders to tackle the shortage of officers at the Norfolk Police Department instead.

Investigators confirmed with 13News Now that the mobile surveillance camera in the NEON District did catch the shooting. They said five other cameras are spread along the Granby Street Corridor.

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