TJ Williams and his two friends were enjoying a sunny day inside a car along Bainbridge Boulevard in Norfolk when someone with a gun shot at them before they were able to get away. The horrendous incident was caught by TJ on Facebook Live.
Williams and his friends were hanging out inside a car, listening and rapping to music from Lil’ Bibby. TJ was smoking. The man beside him was checking some stuff out on his phone. The guy in the back was jamming to the music.
They were having fun until about five minutes into the video, where multiple shots go off. TJ and his friends go off the frame and a man’s voice can be heard saying, “Call an ambulance, please.”
Later, a man can be heard saying, “Stay relaxed, look at me.” He is presumably talking to one of the shooting victims.
According to Norfolk Police, dispatchers received a call about gunshots at about 6:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Bainbridge Boulevard. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found three gunshot victims inside a vehicle.
All three men are said to be between the ages of 27 and 29. They were rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital from the crime scene. Today, two of the victims, a 27-year-old and 29-year-old, are said to be “doing better.” Meanwhile, one of the victims is said to be in critical condition.
Norfolk Police confirmed that the shooting incident was captured on Facebook Live by one of the victims. As of the moment, the gunman has not yet been identified. The investigation continues, and anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).
They can also send an SMS by texting “NORFOLK” and the information to 274637 (CRIMES). Meanwhile, they can submit their tip online at www.norfolkcrimeline.com.