NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department is investigating a shooting Sunday night.
According to dispatch, police got the call shortly after 9 p.m. to respond to the 1600 block of Manson Street. That's near the Campostella area of the city.
When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital, but he didn't survive.
He's been identified as D’Vurille D. Bailey, 23.
Bilal Muhammad, the president of Stop the Violence Team, said he grew up in the Campostella neighborhood not far from the shooting on Manson Street.
“We had beautiful times here," Muhammad said. "Everybody sat on their porch, had cookouts, enjoyed one another. Now, this took place. It’s a different story now.”
That’s why the work he’s doing in the community is extremely important in the area. Muhammad said he working to gather pastors in the Campostella area to lead the community in the right direction. He’s hoping it will help reduce crime in Norfolk and encourage others in the community to step up.
About 12 hours later, another shooting took place in Norfolk, this time in Calvert Square
“I said, 'What’s going on?'” said Delores Thorton who lives in the area.
That’s the first question Thorton asked following a shooting on Wide Street Monday morning. Emergency dispatchers say Norfolk police responded to a shooting around 9:30 am.
“I came outside and I heard four times gunshots and I went inside,” she said.
Investigators were seen talking with neighbors to understand what led up to the shooting.
Muhammad said it’s going to take more than just community leaders to fight crime.
“So, this is a starting point," he said. "Our hearts go out to the family but this is what we got to build on.”
At this time, there is no available suspect information. If you know anything that could help police, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.