Just days after the tragic mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, we have another incident at Virginia Beach. Multiple people were injured in shootings in the city. A total of ten people were shot. Two were reported dead. Chief of Police Paul Neudigate described the situation as a chaotic night. One of the shootings was officer-involved. A police officer was struck by a car and taken to hospital (via Wavy):
Police confirm there are two people dead and numerous others injured after multiple shootings — one of which was officer-involved — at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Friday night.
Police Chief Paul Neudigate said the preliminary count for the number of people shot is 10: One was killed by police, another died from other gunfire, and eight were injured.
Neudigate said police responded to an initial shooting at 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Dispatchers said the initial calls came in around 11:20 p.m. EST.
Neudigate said numerous shots were fired and eight people were injured.
As officers were actively working that scene, there were additional shots in the area of 20th Street and Pacific Avenue. 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, Neudigate said.
A second person who wasn’t part of the officer-involved shooting — and believed not to be a part of the original shooting incident either — was also shot and killed.
The chief also said an officer was 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.”
VBPD is investigating a shooting involving several victims with possibly life-threatening injuries. Large police presence at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St. Please avoid the area at this time. More to follow as it becomes available. @CityofVaBeach— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) March 27, 2021
#BREAKING: There's a large police presence and multiple roads are blocked off at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. We haven't heard from police yet, but dispatchers said a report of a shooting came in around 11:25 p.m.https://t.co/pv36CxNWKM— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) March 27, 2021
UPDATE: Virginia Beach EMS confirms multiple people were injured and transported to the hospital in connection with the incident at the Oceanfront. https://t.co/aAo6hPf7Xp— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) March 27, 2021
HAPPENING NOW: We are at Sentara Virginia Beach General. Several family members are outside waiting to hear about their loved ones. We spoke with a father who said his son was shot at the Oceanfront tonight. He’s waiting for him to get out of surgery. #13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/imSVoLaT4v— Allison Bazzle 13News Now (@13AllisonBazzle) March 27, 2021
We’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE: Three suspects arrested (via The Virginia-Pilot)
The authorities have charged three people in connection with the shootings: Ahmon Jahree Adams, 18, of Chesapeake; Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, also of Virginia Beach. Each is charged with seven counts of felony assault, illegally using a gun and recklessly handling a gun, and are locked up at the Virginia Beach city jail.
Police believe all three were involved in the first shooting in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue.
During the shootings, a Virginia Beach police officer was hit by a vehicle. The officer was taken to a hospital, treated, and released.
In all, 10 people went to Sentara hospitals after the night’s mayhem, eight to Virginia Beach General and one each to Norfolk General and Princess Anne. A Sentara spokeswoman said four remained at Virginia Beach General as of 6 p.m. Saturday, all in good condition.
Virginia Beach City Council members Louis Jones, Sabrina Wooten, & Aaron Rouse called for a special meeting to take place Tuesday afternoon concerning the deadly shootings at the Oceanfront: https://t.co/jY5mCfZKch— Katie Collett (@KatieCollettTV) March 29, 2021