Officers responded to the 5000 block of Killam Avenue around 12 a.m. ET and found four women and three men who had been shot, Norfolk police said.
All seven victims were taken to a hospital. Two of them — Zabre Miller, 25, and Angelia McKnight, 19 — later died from their injuries, Norfolk police said.
Norfolk State University said some of the shooting victims were students at the university — but did not specify how many, or whether they survived.
“NSU Police have secured the NSU campus. Counseling is being made available for any student in need of services.”
Norfolk police have not released any information about a possible motive or suspect.
“As homicide detectives continue to investigate this early morning shooting, they ask for anyone with information about this incident to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app,” Norfolk police said.
That’s an average of more than 1.8 mass shootings every day so far.