Girl dead in shooting Sunday

NORFOLK — Police here are investigating a Sunday night shooting that left a girl dead.

The shooting took place shortly after 11 p.m. in the 400 block of West 28th Street.

Police were called out to the scene where they found the girl. She was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the girl was a rising high school junior. Monday night police announced in a tweet they have arrested a suspect.

Further information about the incident or the arrest was not immediately released.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.