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Man charged in Norfolk weekend shooting that killed one, injured two others

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-02 12:51:20-05

Norfolk, Va. – One man is dead and two others are in the hospital with one fighting for his life after an early morning shooting in Norfolk.

Police responded to a shots fired call in the 3900 block of East Princess Anne Road around 2:15 a.m. Saturday where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to officials. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General where he was later pronounced dead.

He has been identified as 26-year-old Quintin L. Cuffee.

Officers say they then found another man a short distance away suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General as well where he is listed in serious condition.

Later, another man walks into Sentara Norfolk General with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to Corporal Melinda Wray with Norfolk Police.

On Monday, detectives announced they had charged 28-year-old Troy L. Smith with one count each of 2nd Degree Murder, Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

There was another shooting overnight that left a Hampton University student dead, and in response to “this morning’s violence” Police Chief Michael Goldsmith held a formal conference Saturday afternoon.

Anyone who may have information about this case is encouraged to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Goldsmith says after preliminary investigations it has been determined both incidents started after arguments turned into fights. He challenged the question, “When did it become okay to solve a fight with a gun?”

He went on to say it takes the entire community to take a stand against violence.