Seven people were wounded by gunfire from a location just outside the university early Sunday, leading a nearby hospital to close.
The Norfolk Police Department said the call came about midnight for a shooting in the 5,000 block of Kilam Avenue.
Seven people were taken to a hospital, including five with non-life-threatening injuries and two with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Norfolk State University tweeted that some students were victims of a shooting “at a private, off-campus area off of 50th St. and Hampton Blvd.
University police secured the campus, and counseling was offered to students.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospitals’ trauma center was also placed temporarily on lockdown, WTCR reported, citing a police source.
Norfolk 911 radio traffic indicated that emergency personnel were scrambling around the same timeframe for a few more shootings around town, the station said, and that the hospital was placed on lockdown due to violence and many patients.
Some patients were transferred to other hospitals until the lockdown was lifted at about 5 a.m.
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