Military Circle mall shooting victim released from hospital

Posted at 1:42 PM, Feb 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-18 11:35:44-05

Norfolk Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at The Gallery at Military Circle mall around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Police say an argument/fight broke out between several men inside the mall. One of the men involved produced a firearm and shot another man.

The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.

Police say investigators are making progress in the case. Several witnesses are being interviewed and photo line-ups are being conducted.

Javonte Jordan, 20, was arrested for felonious assault and use of a firearm.

Additional arrests may be forthcoming.

Alex Ramirez heard the gunshot and took action to help the victim, who he says was shot in the leg.

"When I got there, I took his pants off and figured out where the bullet was at, and took my belt off and put it right above where the bullet was," he says.

A nearby store manager shot video of the victim and uploaded it to Instagram. The video shows the victim lying on a bench as Ramirez and others do what they can to save the man's life.

Click here to view the video -- WARNING: VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

Additional details will be posted as they become available.