Two people dead and at least eight injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

Two people dead and at least eight injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

Two people dead and at least eight injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings
Two people were killed and at least eight people injured after shootings near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach police said Saturday.

Police found at least eight victims at the crime scene when they arrived shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said.

While police were investigating, shots were fired about a block away, resulting in "an individual being confronted by a uniform Virginia Beach police officer," Neudigate said.

The officer shot and killed the person in what the chief described as a "police intervention shooting."

A second person was killed in a separate nearby shooting, Neudigate said. He said police do not believe it was related to the first two shootings. In addition, an officer was hit by a car and taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

"What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night on the beach. Many different crime scenes," Neudigate said.

No arrests had been made at the time of the briefing, but the chief said several people had been stopped and were in police custody. Their involvement was unclear.

Police did not offer a motive for the shootings or provide details on the conditions of those injured. In an earlier post on Twitter, police said several of the victims had possibly life-threatening injuries. An officer who was struck by a vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Police say shots were also fired as investigators worked the shooting scene.
Two people dead and at least eight injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings
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