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NORFOLK, Va. – Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of killing three women and injuring two others in a shooting reported in Norfolk, authorities said.

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Police said they responded to a report of multiple people shot just after 6 p.m.

Update 11 a.m. EDT Nov. 4: Police identified the suspect accused of killing three women and injuring two others in Wednesday’s shooting as 19-year-old Ziontay B.R. Palmer of Virginia Beach.

Palmer faces three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and five counts of use of a firearm, authorities said.

The victims slain during the shooting were identified Thursday as 42-year-old Detra R. Brown of Suffolk, 45-year-old Nicole Lovewine of Norfolk and 44-year-old Sara E. Costine of Lithonia, Georgia. They were pronounced dead at the scene on the 800 block of Whitaker Lane, officials said.

A preliminary investigation determined that the shooting was domestic-related, police said. Authorities continue to investigate.

Update 1:08 a.m. EDT Nov. 4: Norfolk police announced a suspect had been taken into custody, WVEC reported. Police did not release any information on charges or the suspect’s identity, the television station reported.

Original report: Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone said three of the women were pronounced dead at the scene, WVEC reported. The other two victims were taken to an area hospital, the television station reported.

Boone, who called the incident a mass shooting, said officers knew the person who was responsible but did not reveal his name.

Boone told WAVY that the shooting appeared to be domestic-related. He told the television station that when the gunman shot the first woman, he ran away from the scene. The gunman then returned and shot the other women as they were trying to render aid to the victim.

“As the community was trying to render aid, this coward shoots them,” Boone told reporters during a news conference.

“You know, we get excited about a lot of things,” Boone told reporters. “But this nonsense has to stop. And this idea that everybody can be safe, that’s gone by the way of the dodo bird.

“This has to stop.”