Police confirmed that two people are dead and eight others were injured after shootings at Virginia Beach Oceanfront Friday night.
Police Chief Paul Neudigate said the initial count for the number of people shot was 10: One was killed by police, another died from other gunfire, and eight were injured.
Gunfire broke out after 11 p.m. near the oceanfront, and eight victims were discovered, Neudigate said.
As officers were actively working that scene, shots were fired nearby. That resulted in an “individual being confronted by a uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, resulting in a police intervention shooting.” That person was shot and killed, the chief said.
A second person was fatally shot in an incident that police do not believe is related to the other shootings. It appears to be “a separate shooting incident that we’re still trying to piece together,” Neudigate said.
An officer was also struck by a car and taken to a hospital during the department’s response at the Oceanfront. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
“What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night in the Beach,” Neudigate said. “Many different crime scenes.”
There are no suspects in custody in the shootings.