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Norfolk police shoot 2 men, killing 1, in separate incidents

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say Norfolk police shot two people, killing one and wounding another, in separate incidents.

Virginia State Police are investigating both shootings.

The fatal shooting occurred early Saturday after a nearly seven-hour standoff. State police say a 30-year-old white man wanted on felony warrants barricaded himself inside a house at about 6 p.m. Friday. After hours of unsuccessful negotiations, the man fired an assault-style weapon at police, who returned fire.

About 7 p.m. Friday, city police responded to an unrelated fatal shooting. State police say an officer shot an armed man who was standing near the victim. The 45-year-old black man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No names were released. State police said they did not know the race of the officers involved in the shootings.

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