Four children shot in Virginia; victims range from ages 6 to 16


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Four children were shot in the waterfront city of Norfolk, Virginia Friday, but police say all four are expected to survive.

Police say the victims range between ages 6 to 16, according to affiliate WAVY. One of the victims, a 6-year-old girl, was shot in the stomach and is in surgery, according to her uncle.

Police say the other victims are a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy.

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone told Jason Marks, a reporter for NewsNation affiliate WAVY, that the injuries are not life-threatening.

Family members told WAVY reporter Jon Dowding that two other victims are also in surgery. One of them, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the jaw. Another boy, a 14-year-old, was shot in the hand. The two boys are siblings.

Chief Boone also said they believe they know who fired the shots and expect to make an arrest “soon.”

In a previous tweet, police had said one victim had life threatening injuries. However, police now say there are no life-threatening injuries.

According to dispatch, the call came in at 2 p.m. The scene was near Norfolk State University.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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