Shooting in Norfolk, Virginia: 7 people, including college students, are injured in an off-campus shooting

Seven people were hurt, including college students from Norfolk, Virginia, in the early-Sunday shooting at an off-campus building, which sent a local hospital into lockdown.

The 5000 block of Killam Avenue shooting was reported to the Norfolk Police Department at around 12 a.m.

Five of the seven victims who were transported to the hospital did not have life-threatening injuries, and two did, according to the police.

According to a tweet from Norfolk State University, several of its students were hurt in the incident that took place “at a remote off-campus location near 50th Street and Hampton Blvd.”

Student counselling is provided, and campus has been secured by university police.

The hospital was put on lockdown due to the violence and large number of patients, the station reported, and Norfolk emergency dispatch radio transmission suggested first responders rushed to multiple other shooting locations in the city about the same time.

Up until the lockdown was lifted at roughly five in the morning, several patients were transferred to different hospitals.

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