Mar 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Two people killed in Virginia Beach shooting incidents

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Two people were killed and at least eight injured in several shooting incidents in Virginia Beach, police said on Saturday morning.

Details: Eight people were shot during a single incident, and while police were investigating the first incident, shots were fired about a block away. Police response to the second incident resulted in a fatal "police intervention shooting." The third shooting was unrelated to the others and resulted in a second person killed.

  • Virginia Beach police chief Paul Neudigate said that one police officer was injured when he was hit by a car. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.
  • Neudigate said no arrests had been made but several people were in custody, although their involvement was unclear.
  • The Virginia Beach Police Department said in a press release that people should avoid the areas affected while an investigation is underway.

What they're saying: "What you can see is that we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night in the beach. Many different crime scenes," Neudigate said.

  • "Right now everything is stable and we will be doing our due diligence to find the people involved in this and hold them accountable," he added.
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