2 people have died and 5 have been injured in a mass shooting in Virginia
Seven people, including several college students, were shot overnight in Norfolk, Virginia, according to local authorities.
According to Norfolk police, at 12 a.m. ET, officers were called to the 5000 block of Killam Avenue, where they found four women and three men who had been shot.
All seven victims were taken to hospitals. Police in Norfolk say that both Zabre Miller, 25, and Angelia McKnight, 19, died from their injuries.
Norfolk State University stated that some of the victims were college students, while it was unable to provide a precise number or report on the condition of any survivors.
“Norfolk Police have informed us that several NSU students have been the victims of a shooting at an isolated off-campus location near 50th Street and Hampton Blvd,” the university said in a tweet.
“NSU Police have secured the NSU campus. Counseling is being made available for any student in need of services.”
However, neither a motive nor a suspect have been revealed by the Norfolk Police Department.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a report through the P3Tips mobile app, as homicide investigators are still looking into the early morning shooting.
At least 456 mass shootings have taken place in the United States this year, as documented by the Gun Violence Archive. When four or more people (not including the shooter) are shot in one occurrence, the non-profit considers it a mass shooting.
More than 1.80 mass shootings have occurred every day so far.