19-year-old man dies after being shot multiple times in Chesapeake

Posted at 7:37 AM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 22:20:30-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Bullet holes riddled homes in the 2000-block of Timber Lane early Saturday morning, evidence of a deadly shooting which police say killed 19-year-old Erion Williams of Chesapeake.

Photo of 19-year-old Erion Williams, provided by his family.

Photo of 19-year-old Erion Williams, provided by his family.

Officers were called to the area shortly after 4 a.m. on a report of a gun shot victim.

Eyewitnesses told News 3 Williams was shot in the chest, and police say the 19 year old suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Williams was rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, but a spokesperson for the hospital told News 3 he was dead by the time he arrived to the emergency room.

Friends and family tell News 3 they followed the ambulance to the hospital to mourn Williams, but got a rude response from hospital staff.

“We were all sitting in there, like a family, praying and talking and remembering the good moments we had with Erion, and we were told there were too many of us, and we had to get out of the hospital," said Jacky Bell, a close friend of Williams' family.

Bell says Williams' mother was even asked to leave the hospital, and was not allowed to see her son.

"We sat there probably about 15, 30 minutes before we were told to get out," said Bell. "Then we came outside, and we were kicked off the private property. There was one specific officer that told us that we need to go home, and that we should be praying.”

A Sentara spokesperson could not provide any info as to why Williams’ family was asked to leave.

Police do not have any suspect information and are continuing to investigate.

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