Campus police now making changes after shootings near ODU

Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-10 02:05:13-04

Norfolk, Va. - Police are busy investigating another shooting near the Old Dominion campus.

With two shootings in two weeks just blocks from ODU, campus police are changing up some of their strategies.

Last year, Campus Police Chief Rhonda Harris says they started working with Norfolk police and the city attorney to create a task force to monitor large parties.

Now they're taking that one step further.

“I don't want any confusion about who's the police and who's not, but we're going to be incorporating plain clothes into that. We're going to be going into these houses and seeing firsthand what's going on inside,” says Harris.

Norfolk police say a man and woman were shot around 1:30 Sunday morning on 41st St. and Killam.

Two weeks before that, another shooting went down at a house on West 41st Street.

While what happened yesterday didn't involve any ODU students, Harris believes off-campus parties may be drawing in people from outside of the city.

That's why, she says, they're monitoring social media and passing along any information to the city attorney.


Two people shot near ODU campus

Man and woman shot near ODU