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Local mother pleads for shooter to turn themself in after son shot near Lynnhaven Mall

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 00:00:50-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Davion Martinez was with friends near the Lynnhaven Mall Saturday night, planning to go to a party with his mother and siblings afterwards.

That evening, his mother got a call saying her son had been shot.

"I said, 'Did you just say my son got shot?' She said, 'Yes,'” Kimberlee Lino, Davion's mother, told News 3. “So I stepped outside and said, 'Do you know if he's OK?' She said, 'I'm standing with him right now until the police come.'"

Lino said her son was one of the three teenagers shot Saturday night near the mall. She added the caller was a woman at the scene who stayed by Davion’s side as the situation unfolded.

According to Lino, Davion told her a fight started between one of his friends and someone from another group. Someone then reached for a gun.

"I asked him, ‘Do you all know the guys?’” Lino said. “He said, ‘No, we've never seen them before.’”

The Virginia Beach Police Department is now looking for the shooter. At this time, they don't have details on who the shooter is.

"It's an expansive scene," Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Linda Kuehn told News 3. "Investigators are working to gather evidence and information to determine exactly what happened."

Police responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. after dispatch received a call for gunshots in the area. When they arrived, they found the victims with gunshot wounds.

"He's a good kid, never got in any altercations, never got in any fights,” Lino said of her son.

Davion is currently at a local hospital and had to go through surgery on Sunday. Lino said her son is expected to be OK, and pleaded that the shooter turn himself in.

"They did not deserve this at all, so whoever did this, I'm just praying," Lino said. "Turn yourself in because it's not fair, it's not right."