Police respond to deadly Hampton shooting

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 21:39:40-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police responded to a shooting that left one man dead Sunday evening.

Police say the shooting took place in the 5000 block of Goldsboro Drive around 8:53 p.m.

27-year-old John A. Fernandez was shot and killed, according to police. Friends say he was known as "Bam."

"I  feel for his family and for his son, he was his sons everything it sucks for him has to go on without his father now, his father loved him so much," said Alexis King, Fernandez's friend.

The victim died before he was able to be transported to a local hospital.

One neighbor told News 3, she heard two gunshots and ran outside to check to see what happened.

"I walked down the sidewalk, the light and the door was wide open and I heard gasping and gargling and a man laying there so I called 911," the neighbor said.

Police are still investigating the shooting and there are no further details at this time.

Police ask if anyone has any information regarding this incident to please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with News 3 for updates.