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Dominion Energy worker injured in Norfolk shooting

He and two others on the crew were taken to the hospital, and they were all released and are expected to be fine.

NORFOLK, Va. — A worker for Dominion Energy was hurt after he was shot while on the job overnight in Downtown Norfolk.

“That’s crazy. That’s unheard of,” said Norfolk resident Jonathan Wood.

Emergency dispatchers said the shooting happened at East Freemason Street and Monticello Avenue at 1:50 a.m. on Friday. 

“Just doing your job, trying to make some money that’s not right,” Wood said.

A spokesperson from Dominion Energy, Paula Miller, confirmed that a lineman had been shot in the leg and two other workers were injured trying to get out of the way.

All three were taken to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and they were all released and are expected to be fine. 

“One received an injury to the knee when he was diving out of the line of fire and the other had a minor injury, don’t know the extent of his injury,” Miller said.

She said the crew was working to fix an underground transformer.

“We are just thankful that the employees are going to be ok and the families of the employees and our colleagues have our full support,” Miller said.

Norfolk police said their investigation is ongoing, and there was no word on any suspects or motive at this time.

If you have any information that could help police, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You can also submit a tip online at P3Tips.com. You can remain anonymous and if your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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