Hampton University Student, Joseph Bose, Killed in Shooting in Norfolk


Joseph Bose
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — A Hampton University student died Saturday morning after a shooting at West 35th Street and Killam Avenue.

Police found 20-year-old Joseph Bose with a gunshot wound around 3:15 a.m. Bose died at the scene.

The Alexandria, Virginia native was a junior at Hampton University where he was majoring in Communications.

“Joe was just a great person, inside and out,” said La Shawnn Edwards, II, who is a junior. “He’s a mediator. He never really was one to have any enemies or anything, so this is surprising. It’s probably just wrong place at the wrong time.”

Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith called on the community to help investigators find the person or people responsible for killing Bose.

“We all have a social responsibility to guide our youth and prevent these senseless acts from becoming a permanent fixture in our society,” Goldsmith said during a specially-called news conference Saturday to address the shooting that killed Bose as well as another shooting that took place earlier in the morning.

That shooting happened on East Princess Anne Road at Hemlock Street. One person died and two other people were hurt as a result.

This article was originally published via News 13