Two men injured in drive-by shooting near Granby Theater; Norfolk Police investigating

Detectives looking for vehicle that fled scene
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Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 23:34:28-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police are investigating a shooting in the 400 block of Granby Street that sent two men to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

The call came in around 4:20 p.m.

Police say the victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

News 3 has a crew in the area, and one of our photographers says the Forensic Unit is currently on scene. It looks to have happened near the Granby Theater.

Tidewater Community College tweeted that its Norfolk Campus was placed on lockdown and that they are working with police.

At 5:14 p.m., the college said the lockdown had been lifted.

We reached out to the school to see if it was put on lockdown because of the shooting, which a TCC spokesperson confirmed. The spokesperson told us due to the shooting's proximity to the campus, the school was advised to shelter in place and send the lockdown alert. College security worked with NPD to determine whether to send the "all clear" to the TCC community.

Police released an update on the incident late Wednesday night. A preliminary investigation revealed that the two men were crossing the street when someone in a vehicle that was driving by started shooting.

The vehicle is described as a white Hyundai Genesis. Police say it fled southbound on Granby Street before officers arrived on scene.

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Detectives recovered two firearms at the crime scene.

“The Norfolk Police Department is committed to guarding the safety of those who live in and visit all areas of our City," said Norfolk Police Chief Larry D. Boone. "As recent events illustrate, no area of our city or in Hampton Roads is immune to gun violence. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Hampton Roads has a problem with guns getting into the hands of those who have lost hope. I want to underscore these are not random shootings, but shootings committed by selfish individuals with no regard for the sanctity of life. We MUST come together as a community to address this very serious public health issue.”

In anticipation of more social activities, Norfolk Police say they will continue to have a police presence in the downtown area as the weather starts to get warmer and COVID-19 restrictions become more relaxed.

Additional officers will be assigned to patrol the Granby Street corridor to make sure it stays a safe place for visitors and everyone who lives and works in the area.

Officials are investigating this shooting as an isolated incident and have not yet determined a motive.

If you know anything about this shooting, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online here.

Stay with News 3 for updates.