Two dead and eight injured in Virginia Beach shootings

Tourists navigate police tape blocking several streets along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday

Two people are dead and at least eight others were wounded after multiple shootings near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday night.

Police are investigating the original shooting and the officer shooting.

Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate briefed reporters following the incidents, saying police officers would be working at the crime scenes throughout the night to determine exactly what happened.

A man who was believed to be involved in the shooting on Atlantic Avenue was later shot and killed by officers, the police said.

In an earlier post on Twitter police said, several of the victims had possible life-threatening injuries. All eight were taken to local hospitals, with some of their conditions ranging from serious to life-threatening.

Eight people were injured in a shooting that happened just after 11pm on Friday in the United States city.

Department officials said a male suspect in this shooting died at the scene.

Chief Neudigate said all the violent incidents occurred outdoors and everything was now stable.

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.

"We have several people. that are in our custody right now, what their involvement in this incident is, we don't know yet", he said.

In addition to the shootings, a police officer was struck by a auto and taken to the hospital with none life-threatening injuries.

"That resulted in an individual being confronted by a uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, resulting in a police intervention shooting".

The officer who shot the potential suspect was a member of the Special Operations Division and has worked with the department for five years. The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while the matter is investigated, the city said.



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