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.