drive-by shooting

3 Virginia men were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting that was captured on Facebook Live.

The men were sitting in a car listening to rap music and smoking weed about 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Norfolk suburb of Berkley.

One of the men, identified as T.J. Williams, recorded himself rapping and smoking weed in the passenger seat.

About 5 minutes into the recording, a volley of gunshots can be heard. The cellphone is dropped but it continued recording for another 2 hours.

Family members are heard comforting the men until paramedics arrived.

"Stay calm, stay calm. Stay relaxed. Keep your eyes open. Keep listening to my voice," said a male voice comforting the victims.

"Three of them got shot. They can't last long," said the male to a 911 dispatch.

"Paramedics coming. Keep breathing nephew," said the male as sirens are heard in the background.

drive-by shooting

One victim was shot 5 times, while another victim received three gunshot wounds.

A medic is heard telling a victim: "Sorry about this. Your buddy is more shot up than you are. He's going second, alright? You're going to be third, okay? A third ambulance is coming."

The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Bainbridge Boulevard.

The final video was posted on around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The victims, who are in their 20s, are listed in critical condition.

  • hotntot95

    I'm starting to wonder how many murda 's are credited from internet use?

  • PhillyFacts

    One can only pray that seeing men murdered live will make others turn their lives around. I pray these 3 young brothers pull through. Pathetic?

  • Lovelove

    It's sad out here


    Evening all....

    This really can't be life. This can't.... I'm so sick of matter who's acting it out. Why... You know.... I'm a mother... I'm blessed with two handsome boys 4yo and 12 yo I feel like seeing whats going on in this world I'm a bad mom for bringing them into this. I try to over compensate for that feeling of guilt by loving up on them, their friends and my community... But lately deep down inside I'm getting weary like the little things I'm doing may not save their life, my nephews life or their friends life... Because the love that people need is not consistently being giving.... The involvement needed to nurture mentally and physically healthy human beings is not consistently there in our community... That scares that crap out of me.
    No one deserves to die at the hand of another person just because.... Lives are so randomly being taking and I feel so guilty that I birthed my boys into it this...

    "Cross the River in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you...."
    That african proverb doesnt seem to be true anymore .... Seems like no matter where you are or who your with violence(the crocodile) still creeps up on you.

    I'm literally in tears right now just thinking how can i be a human shield to not only my boys but to anyone I come into contract with.... Back to brainstorming on what I can and need to do to make sure myself or any other parent will not have to get a call saying one of my boys or their boys have been shot....

    Unity is strength, division is weakness. ~ Swahili proverb

    This violence amongst each other is our downfall

    hugging the block

    KJOURNEY -Jersey girl

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Omg this is sad. They were minding their business. I pray to God they pull through.

  • AnonymousRose

    Lord, I figured u have given.up on us...we just will not learn.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    so sad and I couldn't help but to press play. so they used fb live to find them?

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    me too me too

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Do they know who shot them?

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    hopefully it was not race related and wtf took the ambulance so long. my stepdad is from VA they are shady af ou there

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup I do know my sister n Virginia

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I feel so guilty that I birthed my boys into it this...

    Don't GOD wanted u to have them. Just keep nurturing them. The problem is a lot of these kids didn't have that. That's y this is a problem ??

  • SaltineCrackers

    Wouldn't it be best if we didn't share this kind of news or make videos like this go viral? No?


    aw thanks love...its just so scary .....
    but your so right they aren't being nurtured

  • eljjai

    see this is why black lives matter movements will never get anywhere. Things like this and the murders of little black babies by their own parents will make sure black people never get equal treatment.

  • Li

    If they know, they won't tell the police. "No snitch" rule.

  • Li

    The way things go today, the victims know their shooters and they go out to retaliate rather than cooperate with the police. Somebody gonna end up dead.

  • Li

    Maybe minding their business, but at some point in another time they did something bad to somebody.

  • Li

    I suggest you move your boys to Africa or Canada.

  • Li

    Keep praying, it won't happen.

  • LA

    I like how you found the silver lining in this.. God bless you.. I like the way you think!

  • Lovezoe

    Norfolk is not for the faint of heart. The college I went to was in the middle of the hood. One side of the street cool, the next block you don't want to walk in the daytime.

  • Lovezoe

    Clearly. It was in broad daylight and folks immediately comforted them.

  • Lovezoe

    Especially in crime ridden areas.

  • Lovezoe

    Several folks been shot that way lately.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent


  • tintin

    i tell my son and my brothers cut the chilling out, stay in your damn house. The men out here see a group and just want to shoot for no reason. Sometimes its them assuming so they shoot first.

  • tintin

    not here in Toronto. it's getting ridiculous right now. yesterday in broad daylight at 5pm a 21 year old was shot and killed , bullets were flying from both cars. These boys are young and no one cares for their life or anyone elses. it;s really sad.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Life is beginning to feel like one huge video game to me! I mean Violence Everywhere!

  • Call Me Mrs. B

    My daughter attends college in is right in the middle of the hood. One side is the school...across the street the hood da hood.

  • ChocolateChick84

    This new generation that is engrossed in all things internet is a gift and a curse. A gift because we are able to capture things and get information out that in the past we were not able to and a curse because it makes folks more bold and brazen. Incidents like this when people are recording while in shootouts, fights, and drive-bys are beyond sad and heart-wrenching. I couldn't imagine something happening to someone I love and have to relive it each time it is shown on the internet or watch it in real-time.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Right? Where's the outrage, where are the protest?



  • scentsychick30

    So sad,hopefully they sick of this violence. Black men are targets for enough folks. They shouldn't be one for their skin folks to.shouldnt be one at all but this is sad.

  • Karma WhO

    im born and raised in va, its shady ANYWHERE in this country

  • PhillyFacts

    Wow and I was considering Canada if Trump got in. Scratch that back to the drawing board. Ridiculous

  • Sexy CJ

    3 Virginia men were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting that was captured on Facebook Live.

    Family members are heard comforting the men until paramedics arrived.

    “Stay calm, stay calm. Stay relaxed. Keep your eyes open. Keep listening to my voice,” said a male voice comforting the victims.

    #Much Love 2 all of the "ENCOURAGERS" .........especially the male voice...........#PrayersGoingUp.........#HoldOnBrothers............

  • Sexy CJ
  • Sexy CJ


  • Li

    I have a friend who lives in Windsor, just over from Detroit, and it is quiet, small town and very safe.

  • Li

    THIS is amazing! I'll have to get the internet news.

  • PhillyFacts

    IDK.... How's the water supply???

  • Sandra Dee Spidey

    Clark Atlanta University is the same way. You walk through the projects to get to class.

  • mzbestseller

    Norfolk State?

  • KB

    "The ambulance going to come pick his brains up." They didn't know they were rapping about their next moments. Wow! Just very sad.

  • mzbestseller

    Absolutely....I read on his page that they are all fine. He posted about an hour ago

  • KB

    Thank goodness.

  • yoliewinecorporation

    Sad this Violence has got to Stop

  • Kia

    So sad..smh