Man shot in Norfolk after group tries to force their way into his home

Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-07 09:51:43-04

Norfolk, Va. – A man was shot outside of his home on Kempsville Road Wednesday night after a group of people tried to force their way into his home.

Norfolk police and EMS found the man suffering from a gunshot wound shortly before midnight and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with what appears to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The man told police he was outside the home when a group of several black men approached him and tried to force their way inside. When they were unsuccessful someone in the group shot the man and they ran away.

There is no other description of the men at this time.

Anyone who may have information about this crime is encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You also can call Norfolk Police Robbery Squad at 757-664-7032. Any information that leads to an arrest can earn a reward of up to $1,000.