Woman dies after shooting in Norfolk neighborhood


by 13News Now


Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 24 at 5:48 PM

NORFOLK -- “I heard all kinds of guns, little ones, big ones and like the real fast ones," said Cynthia Tatem, recalling the shooting on Saint Julian Avenue that killed 18-year-old Tyquisha Craig Sunday.

Police said several people were at a party in the area. A fight started, and it carried outside. At about 1:30 a.m., at least one person started firing, hitting Craig.

"I rolled over onto the floor, and I dialed 911, then I ran outside to check to see where my sons were," Tatem told 13News Now. "I heard her friend screaming, and she was crying. The young lady was responding then, and, then, one of the officers rolled her over to her side, and she was bleeding from the mouth."

Paramedics took Craig to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she died.

"I'm just sad, the fact that she's gone for such a petty reason," said Julius Busch, a friend of Craig whom friends called Quita. "She wasn't the type of person that stays in drama or anything like that. She was taken away by selfish people."

The shooting that killed Craig was the third shooting Norfolk police investigated within the span of three hours.

At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1300 block of East Princess Anne Road, across from Booker T. Washington High School. They found someone who had been shot. His injuries were serious, but police expected him to survive.

Around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, police were in the 900 block of East Virginia Beach Boulevard for a shooting at Calvert Square. Officers said they expect the person shot there to recover.

Police have made no arrest for any of the shootings. They encourage anyone with information about the cases to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.