Four children shot in Norfolk; victims range from ages 6 to 16


Police in Norfolk are on the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of Madison Avenue. According to Norfolk Police, four juveniles were shot following an altercation between two people.

Victims range in age from 6 years old to 16 years old

When police arrived on the scene shortly after 2 p.m., they did not initially find any victims of the shooting. A dispatch call shortly after confirmed that four victims arrived at a local hospital by car.

Police say the victims are a 6-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy.

One of the victims, a 6-year-old girl, was shot in the stomach and is in surgery – according to her uncle. She was originally reported to have life-threatening injuries, however, police say she is now stable.

Family members told Jon Dowding that two other victims are also in surgery. One of them, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the jaw. Another boy, a 14-year-old, was shot in the hand.

the two boys are siblings.

Just spoke to family of two of the victims, who were brothers. One victim was a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the jaw, another victim was a 14-year-old boy shot in the hand. They’re both in surgery now

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone told 10 On Your Side’s Jason Marks that none of the children have life-threatening injuries. In a previous tweet, police had said one victim had life-threatening injuries.

Chief Boone said they believe they know who fired the shots and he hopes to have the person in custody soon.

The scene is in the Spartan Village neighborhood near Norfolk State University.

Currently there’s one ambulance parked outside of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General. Hearing reports one child may have been taken here. We’re working to confirm that now.

10 On Your Side’s Jason Marks and Jon Dowding are working to gather more information on the shooting and will have the latest live on WAVY News 10 throughout the night.

The investigation is ongoing.

Norfolk Police encourage anyone with information about this shooting to contact the Norfolk Crime


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