2 dead, 9 injured in Virginia Beach shootings
- Police were investigating multiple shootings that occurred in
Virginia Beach, VirginiaFriday night.
- Police said 10 people were shot, 2 fatally, and one police officer was injured by a vehicle.
- The initial
shootingis believed to have started during a physical fight among a group of people.
Shootings in Virginia Beach, Virginia left nine people injured and two dead on Friday night, according to police.
The Virginia Beach Police Department said in a tweet that they were investigating a shooting with "several victims with possibly life-threatening injuries."
He said shortly after 11 p.m., shots were fired at the first crime scene at 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue, with approximately 8 people shot at that location. Police said the gunfire was preceded by a physical fight between a group of people, during which some drew firearms and began shooting.
While police investigated that scene, more shots were fired at a second location nearby. A person who police identified as a bystander was killed at the scene, the 300 block of 19th Street. She has been identified as Deshayla E. Harris, 28, of Norfolk, VA.
At a third nearby location, the 300 block of 20th Street, an individual was confronted by an officer, resulting in a "police intervention shooting," and was killed. He has been identified as Donovon W. Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach.
At some point during the incidents, a police officer was struck by a car and brought to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He has since been released.
Police said they do not believe the later shootings were related to the first incident.
In a statement Saturday, police said three people from the first incident were charged with multiple counts of felony assault and reckless handling of a firearm. They have been identified as Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake; Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach.
The violence comes days after the city of Virginia Beach released its final investigative report into the 2019 mass shooting that left 12 dead, when a city employee started shooting people at a municipal building before being killed by police.
The report, which was released Wednesday, said authorities were not able to determine a motive.
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