Police are asking for help to find two wanted men who are suspects, 23-year-old Molek Alcantara and 22-year-old Daquan C. Reed, in a double shooting on Monday night, Oct. 14, at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia, that left a man and a woman injured.
The shooting was reported around 8:20 p.m. and police said that they were investigating inside the mall located at 300 Monticello Ave. The mall closes at 9 p.m. during the week.
Police Chief Larry Boone said that a 23-year-old man “exchanged words” with Alcantara and Reed, then one of them fired a gun. The 23-year-old man was shot and drove himself to the hospital, while a 56-year-old woman, a bystander who was shopping, was struck in the leg and then was transported to the hospital. Both of them had nonlife-threatening wounds.
Alcantara and Reed fled the scene before police arrived.
According to Boone, multiple off-duty officers responded to the scene, The Virginia Pilot reported.
Police released a picture from a screenshot captured on security cameras of them.
#NorfolkPD needs your help in locating Molek Alcantara, 23, & Daquan C. Reed, 22, who are #WANTED for a double shooting that occurred at @macarthurcenter last night. Know where they are? Please submit an anonymous tip at https://t.co/fWb8wXvxe5 or call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. https://t.co/54IeiOvm34 pic.twitter.com/CyvKBDsP6x
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) October 15, 2019
“We’ve got a good understanding that these individuals were walking about the mall before the incident, so it’s not just one piece of information,” Boone said. “It’s most likely going to be several.”
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Norfolk Police or anonymously report your tip to the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.