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Violence Stuns VA Oceanfront Community After Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 8 Injured

Image Credit: Twitter Screenshot/Brett Hall
Image Credit: Twitter Screenshot/Brett Hall

Police in the oceanfront community of Virginia Beach are investigating two shootings – one involving a police officer – that started late Friday night, leaving two dead and eight injured.

The Virginia Beach Police Department confirmed in a press release that a second incident occurred early Saturday morning.

The first shooting was reported around 11:30 p.m. Friday where eight people were transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Police say the injuries range from minor to serious and that one woman died from her injuries at the scene. 

One police officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after being hit by a car.

Then police responded to a second incident at 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning. A man was shot by a police officer and died at that crime scene. 

Police Chief Paul Neudigate said "several" people were in custody and are being questioned but no one has been charged in the shootings, WVEC-TV reports.

"We have several people that were stopped," Neudigate said. "What their involvement in this incident is, we don't know yet."

The officer who shot the suspect has been with the police department for five years. He is currently on administrative assignment while police investigate the incident.

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