Sunday, September 24, 2023

There was a shooting in Williamsburg Sunday morning and police are asking for tips

Nicholas Goff WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Nicholas Goff WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

UPDATE 10:13 p.m. Sunday: Police identified the suspect as Nicholas Goff, 28 of Williamsburg. He was booked into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail charged with malicious wounding and unlawful use of a firearm.


Very few details are being released about a shooting in Williamsburg that landed a person in the hospital Sunday morning.

Williamsburg Police would only say the “male” shooting victim “is expected to survive.”

It happened just after 10 a.m. in one of the townhomes on Priorslee Lane.

“The suspect fired one round, striking the victim in the stomach,” wrote Charlie Ericsson, a police spokesman, in a news release.

The person shot was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center. The suspect “was taken into custody without incident and charges are pending,” Ericsson said.

The identities and ages of the victim and the suspect were not immediately released.

Ericsson said the two know each other through one of their relatives, but declined to elaborate.

Even with the limited information released about the shooting, authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call 757-259-7207. Police said to ask for “Investigator Smith,” but did not provide Smith’s first name.

Tipsters can also contact the Peninsula Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

Related Articles