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At least 9 shot and 2 killed in separate shootings in Virginia Beach


Several people are in custody, police said.

At least nine people were shot and two died after separate shootings in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday night.

Authorities received a call for numerous shots fired shortly before 11 pm local time on Friday. The crime scene had at least eight victims, according to Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate.

In a second location, there was a separate crime scene where a suspect got involved with an officer, resulting in a shootout with the police. The suspect has died, authorities said.

At another crime scene, police said there was also a deceased gunshot victim, which is not believed to be related to the original shooting or the shooting involved by the police.

In addition, an officer was hit by a vehicle and went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It is unclear if that officer was the one involved in the second crime scene.

Several people are in custody, but their involvement in any of the shootings is unclear, according to authorities.

Virginia Beach police initially confirmed that there had been an oceanfront shooting with “multiple victims.”

“VBPD is investigating a shooting involving multiple victims with possibly fatal injuries. Large waterfront police presence between 17th and 22nd streets. Avoid area at this time,” the department tweeted.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital confirms to ABC News that it is treating six patients with gunshot wounds. His terms were not immediately available.

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