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Shots fired during vigil for Norfolk shooting victim

Family and friends of 22-year-old Marvin Milton met at Berkley Park in Norfolk to remember his life. Then, shots rang out.

NORFOLK, Va. — Police are investigating a shooting near Berkley Park Sunday night that left another man injured.

Someone fired shots during a vigil for a Norfolk man who was shot and killed last week. 

The shooting happened in the 700 block of Walker Avenue around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to dispatchers. 

Family and friends of 22-year-old Marvin Milton met at Berkley Park in Norfolk to remember his life.

Someone had shot Milton on Greenplain Road last week. He later died at the hospital.

Bilal Muhammad, the president of the Stop the Violence Team campaign, told 13NewsNow he witnessed the incident. 

“I believe I heard about 10, maybe 12 gunshots, and the shots started getting closer," he said. 

"And when they got close by the basketball court where we had our vigil located, everybody started to hit the ground and running everywhere." 

Muhammad said he finished speaking at the vigil when the shooting happened. He said someone was shot.

“The bullet went through his leg. He was taken to the hospital. I stood over him and watched the ambulance take him away," he said. 

Norfolk police confirmed on Monday that a man had been shot in the hip. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and he's expected to be okay. 

Minister Peewee Thompson said he was scheduled to speak at the vigil, too. Now, he’s hoping people hear his plea for peace.

“Anyone listening to this. I’m begging you, I’m begging you. Please, I know you might have some anger. I know you might be frustrated on what’s going on, but please give us our community back," Thompson said. 

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