Virginia Beach, VA–Virginia Beach police are investigating an oceanfront shooting Friday that left two people dead and eight in the city’s resort area.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m., the Virginia Beach Police Department responded to a report of a shooting call on Atlantic Avenue at 20th Street in the Oceanfront Resort area.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a group of individuals were involved in some type of conflict that resulted in a physical fight. At some point during the physical altercation, several individuals produced firearms and began shooting at each other, resulting in numerous people being wounded.
Several minutes later, while managing that initial crime scene and crowd that had gathered, officers heard additional gunshots in the vicinity of the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue. An additional shooting victim was located in the 300 block of 19th Street, near Pacific Avenue. The adult female victim in this shooting succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
“It is not currently believed this shooting incident is currently related to the initial incident. While the above was transpiring, one uniformed officer in immediate proximity of this location encountered an armed citizen which resulted in a police involved shooting,” Virginia Beach police said in a news release.
The adult male involved succumbed to his injuries at the scene. In total, 10 individuals were injured by gunfire, two of which are deceased. Also, at some point during the three incidents, an officer was struck by a vehicle and transported to a local hospital. The officer has been treated and released, according to Virginia Beach police.