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2 dead in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

2 dead in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings”

Two people are dead and at least eight people were injured in shootings along Virginia Beach's oceanfront, police said early Saturday.

Police are investigating the original shooting and the officer shooting.

At a second location, there was another crime scene where a suspect "relating to the above incident" engaged with an officer, which resulted in a police-involved shooting.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. Police in Virginia Beach.

One woman died at the scene and at least eight people were transported to hospitals for their injuries.

In addition to the shootings, a Virginia Beach police officer was also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle.

Around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, police officers responded to multiple gunshots in the oceanfront resort area of Virginia Beach. An officer confronted a male suspect and fatally shot him.

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No information was available about a suspect, according to the statement. The cop was taken to the hospital; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He has been with the department for five years and is assigned to its special operations division.

The attacks in Virginia Beach come just on the heels of the devastating mass shootings this month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., that killed 18 people combined.

"It's a chaotic night at the beach with many different crime scenes", he added, saying that "an officer was struck with a auto".

Neudigate said several people were in police custody but their possible involvement in the shooting was still under investigation.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

The shooting is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department's Detective Bureau, the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, and the Virginia Beach Police Department's Office of Internal Affairs. Neudigate had said the officer was struck by a vehicle during the investigation.



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