Man shot near the campus of ODU

Posted at 11:49 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-04 17:48:16-04

Norfolk, Va - One man was sent to the hospital after shots were fired near the campus of ODU.

According to an alert from the school it all started with a group of men fighting on 42nd street. Now people in the area are cleaning up broken glass and dealing with bullet holes in their cars.

“I just hear a couple of guys arguing. Words were said, then all of a sudden I hear about 12 gunshots,” John Rice told NewsChannel 3.

Those who live off 42nd Street say it all went down around 12:45 a.m., Saturday morning. Karonn Mosley, a resident that lives on 42nd Street, says he heard at least 15 gun shots and was so startled he literally rolled out of bed and took cover on the floor.

He feared a bullet will come through his house. Instead it hit his car and went through the trunk of another.

“I was really upset about my vehicle but I had to just step away and think I could have been in my car parking or for any matter and those bullets would have been inside of me instead of the car,” Mosley said.

Those who live near say detectives spent all night knocking on doors, picking up shell casings,  trying to figure out what happened.

It's frightening for students who live here like Daniel Strickland. He's a young father and has two children at home. He says this shooting is way too close.

“It's frightening, it's not something that you enjoy having around your house, your children, your family. It hasn't been on our street lately but this is kind of different it doesn't feel good,” Strickland said.

Police say the man who was shot is expected to be okay.