Congressman's nephew killed near ODU

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.

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