At least 9 shot, 2 dead in separate shootings in Virginia Beach

Tourists navigate police tape blocking several streets along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday

Police in the USA state of Virginia have reported multiple shooting incidents at Virginia Beach, where large crowds had gathered for Spring Break celebrations.

Multiple roads were blocked off throughout the night while police worked in the area.

Eight people were injured in a shooting that happened just after 11pm on Friday in the USA city. Authorities said the injuries ranged from "serious to life-threatening".

The shooting is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department's Detective Bureau, the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, and the Virginia Beach Police Department's Office of Internal Affairs.

A woman died in connection with that incident, the city said.

A second person, who Mr. Neudigate said was possibly involved in an unrelated shooting, was pronounced dead near the scene. The "male suspect" was not identified.

Officers arrived at a "resort area" on Atlantic Avenue late Friday night and found several shooting victims, the police said. He has been with the department for five years and is assigned to its special operations division.

Patrol officers responded to reports of nearby gunfire at around 11:20 p.m. EST, according to the department.

Neudigate said the initial shooting was the most violent of them all.

Several people were in custody but their possible involvement in the shootings was still under investigation.

While officers were inspecting the original shooting scene, police claim to have heard additional gunshots roughly one block away. Large police presence at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital confirms to ABC News that it is treating six patients with gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).



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