10 Shooting Victims, 2 Dead in Virginia Beach Resort Area

Two dead, eight others injured after shootings at multiple crime scenes — 1 officer-involved — at Virginia Beach Oceanfront (WAVY News 10’s Jason Marks reports). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Virginia Beach Police Department police officers on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:22 p.m., were patrolling the block of 1900 Atlantic Avenue of the resort area heard multiple gunshots. They discovered several victims with gunshot wounds in the area of 17th Street and 22nd Street. As of late Saturday, there was a confirmation of eight victims, who were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. Some of these injuries range from serious to life-threatening, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department. One Virginia Beach Police Officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle. One adult female victim was dead at the scene. Initially there was no suspect information available. The case remains under investigation by members of the Department’s Homicide Unit.




There was also a police officer-involved shooting relating to the mass shooting incident in the area of 17th Street and 22nd Street. The male suspect involved in this shooting also succumbed to his wounds at the scene. This is an active investigation, which is being conducted by the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Detective Bureau as well as the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs. As standard procedure, the officer involved will be placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation. The officer involved in the shooting has served the department for 5 years, and was most recently assigned the Special Operations Division.

The Virginia Beach Police Department did not initially release the precise locations of the shootings. Two wrecked cars were located on 19th Street just west of Pacific Avenue and the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. Police said there were several crime scenes.

The scenes were very active around midnight and into early morning hours with several crime scene areas blocking roadways. Virginia Beach Police Department asked citizens to please avoid this area while detectives investigated this case.

WAVY TV 10 Chopper 10: VB Oceanfront police activity Friday, March 26, 2021. YouTube Tips ⓘ

One of several crime scenes taped off with crime scene tape …

20th Street west of Atlantic Avenue near Nightmare Mansion in Virginia Beach (Image capture April 2019 ©2021 Google)
20th Street west of Atlantic Avenue near Nightmare Mansion in Virginia Beach (Image capture April 2019 ©2021 Google).




Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit a tip via P3tips.com or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.




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CRIME SCENES

Atlantic and 19th St: crime scene tape

20th and Atlantic scene: several people shot

Pacific and 19th St: crash and crime scene tape

20th St west of Atlantic Ave: crime scene tape

Police-involved shooting scene: initially unknown location

Virginia Beach shooting scene aerial (Imagery ©2021 Google, TerraMetrics, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Data LDEO-Columbia, NSF, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2021 CNES / Airbus, City of Virginia Beach, Commonwealth of Virginia, Maxar Technologies, Map data ©2021)
Virginia Beach shooting scene aerial (Imagery ©2021 Google, TerraMetrics, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Data LDEO-Columbia, NSF, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2021 CNES / Airbus, City of Virginia Beach, Commonwealth of Virginia, Maxar Technologies, Map data ©2021)