Chaos in Virginia Beach: Multiple shooting incidents leave two dead and eight wounded including a cop struck by a car on oceanfront party strip

 Multiple people have been shot and wounded and at least two are dead after a chaotic night in Virginia Beach. 

Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said that the incidents unfolded at least three separate crime scenes, and police were working to determine whether and how the events were connected.

'What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident. A very chaotic night in the beach. Many crime scenes,' Neudigate said at a press conference after 1am on Saturday.


In the first incident to unfold, eight people were shot and injured at 20th and Atlantic Avenue. As cops were responding to that scene, additional shots were fired about a block west, and that shooter was killed by 'police intervention', Neudigate said. 

Another person was also shot and killed in another incident nearby, but police believe it is unconnected to both other scenes. A police officer was also struck by a car in the chaos, but is expected to survive. 

Police converged on the shore in Virginia Beach on Friday night after chaotic shootings left multiple people with potential life-threatening injuries

Police converged on the shore in Virginia Beach on Friday night after chaotic shootings left multiple people with potential life-threatening injuries


Police now have several people in custody being questioned about the incident. 

Dispatchers said the first call reporting a shooting came in at around 11.24pm from the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue, an oceanfront stretch with several fast food restaurants and bars.   

'VBPD is investigating a shooting involving several victims with possibly life-threatening injuries,' the Virginia Beach Police Department said in a statement.

'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.'

After midnight, there was a massive police presence in the area, an oceanfront strip lined with budget hotels, parking lots, bars and fast food restaurants. 

'Not sure I¿ve ever seen a scene this big' said WAVY-TV reporter Brett Hall of the massive police presence blocking off numerous oceanfront blocks

'Not sure I’ve ever seen a scene this big' said WAVY-TV reporter Brett Hall of the massive police presence blocking off numerous oceanfront blocks

Emergency radio broadcasts indicated that there were multiple potential crime scenes and potential armed subjects on the loose. 

Radio traffic suggested that a McDonald's restaurant was considered one of the shooting scenes. 

Social media posts from earlier in the evening show a crowded, Spring Break atmosphere in the area with large groups gathering by the shore.

Individuals were seen dancing on top of cars and stopping traffic to dance in the street before the shooting unfolded.  

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