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Suffolk double shooting leaves one dead, another with serious injuries

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 12:56:31-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

The shooting took place Sunday around 3 p.m., in the 1100 block of Cogic Square.

When police arrived they found one person, 21-year-old Jason Javon Lewis, who died from their injuries. Another person, 24-year-old Kareem Jamal Hunter, was found with life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. As of Monday, he remains in the hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation. Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the community as the investigation continues.

Residents who live in Cypress Manor say the sound of gunshots are too common.

"Every weekend, we hear ‘Pow, Pow, Pow, Pow’ right in front of your door, your house and you don’t know who it is because you’re not looking out any windows. You just try to mind your business and keep living, keep going to work, keep going to school," Val said, a mother who lives in Cypress Manor.

Val and her 17-year old daughter Kaitlin say they were in their apartment trying to enjoy their quiet Sunday when they heard several gunshots outside.

"Just heard lots of gunshots. I heard my children upstairs like ‘Oh my God. Oh my God.’ What we normally do is dive to the floor. It’s very sad that we’ve become desensitized to the shooting because it happens so much." Val said.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims or any suspect information.

"Once we had gotten up and looked out, that’s when we saw our neighbors going back and forth across the street and that’s when we realized it was someone laid out on the ground," Val said.

Both Val and her daughter say they don't come outside much.

"I have kids. I’m trying to get her through high school. I have a grand-daughter that plays out here," Val tells News 3 Leondra Head.

Val says her mechanisms for coping with gun violence includes:

"You pray and you live and you try to mind your business and hope that nothing bad happens to you."

"Stop the crime, stop the violence," 15-year old boy Orion tells News 3's Leondra Head.

This is a developing story.