Woman dead after Hampton shooting

Posted at 4:03 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 17:43:54-04

HAMPTON, Va. - A woman is dead after a shooting in the 100 block of Friendly Drive Thursday afternoon.

Dispatch received a call for the shooting at 3:04 p.m. When crews arrived they found a woman suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Members of the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue said the victim, identified as 24-year-old Nigeria Daizelle Lamb, died at the scene.

News 3 spoke with a neighbor who lives down the street.

"I heard probably like 10 or 12 shots and I waited a second because I thought it was an active shooting. I looked out my window and I saw people running from a building over there," James Fountain said.

Fountain, along with others in the neighborhood, said they are now looking to leave the apartment complex.

"It took a toll on me and I definitely don't care to [you know] stay in this area [with this] being the second shooting that's happened since I've been here," Jennifer Powell-Baynes said.

Powell-Baynes also said there are a lot of children who live in the area, which makes this incident even more scary. "We just had Halloween the night before. That could have happened when all the kids were outside."

Lamb was arrested in 2015 in connection with a shooting that injured two siblings in Newport News. After the incident, she turned herself into police but was facing several charges.

According to Hampton Police, this appears to be an isolated incident and not a random act of violence. The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.

Stay with News 3 for updates.