Seven people were trapped by gunfire overnight in Norfolk, Virginia, including several college students, officials said Sunday.
Officers responded to the 5000 block of Killam Avenue around 12 a.m. ET and found four women and three men who had been shot, Norfolk police said.
All seven victims were taken to a hospital. Two of them – Zabre Miller, 25, and Angelia McKnight, 19 – later died of their injuries, Norfolk police said.
Norfolk State University said some of the victims of the shooting were university students, but did not specify how many, or whether they survived.
“Norfolk Police have informed us that several NSU students have been victims of a shooting at a remote off-campus location near 50th Street and Hampton Blvd,” the university said. tweeted.
“The NSU police have secured the NSU campus. Guidance is available for any student who needs help.”
Norfolk Police have released no information about a possible motive or suspect.
“As homicide detectives continue to investigate this early morning shooting, they are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or for a tip. to be submitted via the P3Tips mobile app,” the Norfolk Police Department said. said.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the US has had at least 456 mass shootings so far this year. Both the nonprofit and CNN define mass shootings as incidents in which four or more people are shot, not counting the shooter.