Officer Involved Shooting Reported in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting that took place this week in Norfolk.

“Interim Police Chief Michael Goldsmith has requested the assistance of the Virginia State Police with the ongoing investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday evening,” police said.

According to a police report, on Wednesday at, around 9:35 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 2700 block of Vincent Avenue when they noticed two suspicious vehicles stopped in the road.

“While the officers were attempting to investigate further, a man near the vehicles began firing at the officers. Two officers immediately fired their service weapons, and the suspects fled the area. One of the officers detained a suspect after a foot pursuit. This suspect sustained no injuries during incident,” the report said.

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One of the officers involved sustained a non-life-threatening injury during the shooting. The officer is currently receiving treatment and is expected to recover.

Shortly after the shooting, officers were notified of a gunshot victim near the scene. Officers located a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and he was taken to the hospital.