Man arrested, charged with second-degree murder after fatal shooting in Norfolk

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Posted at 9:44 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 13:37:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk man was arrested after a shooting in the 400 block of N. Military Highway left a Chesapeake man dead from his injuries Tuesday night.

Police responded to the 400 block of N. Military Highway at around 7:40 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 48-year-old Chesapeake resident Christopher J. Hollandsworth, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Hollandsworth was taken to Sentara Leigh Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The suspect, Edward F. Gadsen Jr., 56, of Norfolk, remained at the scene and was taken into custody. He has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm, and is being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

There is no further information.

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