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One dead, one injured after early morning Norfolk shooting

One man died at the scene, and another man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in serious condition.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a man dead and another man seriously hurt Wednesday morning. 

According to a tweet, police got the call about the shooting at 12:40 a.m., and it happened on the 6200 block of Alexander Street. 

That's near Chesapeake Boulevard, at the Alexander Place Apartments in the Norview section of the city. 

One man died at the scene, and another man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in serious condition. 

The man who died was identified as Z’Ky S. Williams, 26, of Norfolk.

"This is a sad day. This is a very sad day,” said Bilal Muhammad, the president of Stop the Violence Team.

Muhammad said his team has visited the area often in response to violence.

“Stop The Violence Team had probably about had about two or three rallies there on Alexander Street,” he said.

Just hours before, police responded to another shooting by 27th and Granby Streets. Authorities said a man is fighting for life in the hospital. 

Muhammad said around that same time, he and dozens of young people spoke at Norfolk City Council addressing violence.

“We step out the building and a shooting takes place," he said. "That is not the solution, grabbing their guns. It doesn’t mean that they’re going to be protected. Let’s change that type of ideology.”

He says council members are working to ensure a safe summer by providing additional resources to communities in need.

"This is the time where the youth want to be at the beach. They want to be at the park," he said. "We need to provide a safe environment for those activities can exist for our youth.”

The circumstances surrounding the shooting haven't been released at this time.

If you know anything that can help police, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here. 

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