Man dies from injuries after Norfolk shooting on Lead Street

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-01 22:20:50-05

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left one man dead.

According to police, the call for the shooting came in at 11:20 a.m., and officers responded to the 1200 block of Lead Street.

31-year-old Brione M. Green was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

"I heard gunshots, a lot of them, and I'm thinking it's people celebrating," said Priscilla Jones, a resident of the neighborhood.

Jones says she just moved to the area about two weeks ago and is now concerned for her safety.

Neighbors say the shooting started after a car drove into the lot, hitting other vehicles in its path.

"I heard gunshots, about 8, and then a car crash," said Antina, a Norfolk resident who was visiting family to celebrate the new year. "And I look outside and my car was involved in the car crash."

This is the first reported homicide in the Hampton Roads area in 2022.

Today's shooting, which follows closely behind an early morning shooting in Portsmouth, has community activists calling for unity heading into the New Year.

"We've got to come together, there is no other way," said Bilal Muhammad, chairman of Stop the Violence. "We welcome the police department, city government, the city's about one. It's all about everyone coming together. It's about a whole unit building together."

If you or someone you know has information in this case that could help police, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.