RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Maryland Congressman said his 20 year old nephew was killed in a random shooting just off the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk.
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore issued a statement on the death of Christopher Cummings in his off-campus apartment.
Cummings said his nephew was an "amazing young man who had a 3.5 grade-point average" and had "ambitious plans for his future."
Police say he was killed around 5am Friday morning.
Neighbors in the area tell the Times-Dispatch that they've seen a rise in robberies in the off-campus neighborhoods.