Police: Man shot while trying to buy illegal drugs in Norfolk

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 13:05:18-04

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department says a man trying to buy illegal drugs from two other people was shot trying to escape when they tried robbing him.

Police found the 52-year-old man in the parking lot of the Wawa in the 3300 block of E. Princess Anne Road.

The man told police he attempted to buy illegal narcotics at a residence near Shafer Street and Sewells Point Road. After speaking with two men, he left and drove to the 7-Eleven in the 4500 block of E. Princess Anne Road.

The two men he met with earlier approached him and attempted to rob him. As he fled the location in his vehicle, he was shot, then drove himself to the Wawa and called police.

The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police have not released further information on the shooting.

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