Two people are dead and eight others were shot after a wild night in Virginia Beach. Police said the incident happened shortly after 11 pm last night when police reported to a shots fired call.
Officers patrolling the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue of the resort area heard multiple gunshots. When they were in the area of 17th Street and 22nd Street when they located several gunshot wound victims.
At this time there is a confirmation of 8 victims transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. Some of these injuries range from serious to life-threatening. One Virginia Beach Police Officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
One adult female victim succumbed to her injuries from a gunshot wound on the scene. With regard to the shooting, there is no suspect information available at this time. This case remains under investigation by members of the Department’s Homicide Unit.
The first known victim at the scene was killed by police officers after the person confronted officers. Police described that shooting as a “police intervention”.
Nearby, a second victim was dead on the ground from a different shooting incident police said.
“VBPD is investigating a shooting involving several victims with possibly life-threatening injuries. Large police presence at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St. Please avoid the area at this time. More to follow as it becomes available,” the Virginia Beach Police Department said.
Source: City of Virginia Beach