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Police: Suspects in custody after shooting, barricade situation in Norfolk

Police shut down the area surrounding the 1300 block of Johnstons Road as they tried to get suspects out of an apartment.

NORFOLK, Va. — A woman was hurt in a shooting that was followed by a barricade situation in Norfolk early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened in the 6500 block of Chesapeake Boulevard, the Norfolk Police Department said. Officers went there around 12:50 a.m. and found a woman with a gunshot wound. 

She was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.

During the investigation, officers found the suspects' car and tried to pull them over. The driver didn't stop and the officers chased the car into a nearby neighborhood, according to the police department.

The suspects ran from the vehicle and entered an apartment in the 1300 block of Johnstons Road, which is Timbers Townhomes.

During the barricade situation, officers could be heard yelling out commands. They also escorted a few residents from the complex and set up a staging area in a parking lot across the street.

The situation was resolved peacefully around 9:15 a.m. when at least two suspects were taken into custody. Police recovered a stolen vehicle and seized firearms.

The police department didn't share information about the suspects.

The situation disrupted activities for people in the area as police surrounded the neighborhood on Johnstons Road.

A resident, Kenneth Hall, said he was on his way to an interview with Norfolk Public School when his plans were cut short.

Hall told 13News Now that he didn't know why so many police officers were close to his home.

“As soon as I got up, I immediately saw two officers," Hall said. 

He continued: "They were standing off to the side in the smaller building and they were trying to get inside the door. They had really big guns out. So, that was kind of frightening because that was my first time seeing that.”

Police asked anyone with information about what happened to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through P3 Tips.

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