NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Royal Springs Ct. early Thursday morning at approximately 1:41 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers found a man, identified as 33-year-old Newport News resident Sean William Lilly, inside a home. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors at the scene told News 3 that crime is very common in the neighborhood and many of the current residents are actively trying to move out.
Thursday afternoon, the community joined police in a CARE Walk to honor Lilly. Police tell News 3 these walks in the aftermath of violence are important not only to show support, but to build relationships with neighbors.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no suspect information at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit anonymous tips online at P3Tips.com.