Authorities in Virginia Beach, Virginia, identified the two people dead and three arrested in connection with three separate shootings Friday night in the waterfront area of the city.
Those killed included Deshayla Harris, 29, of Norfolk, who appeared on season 17 of the reality show “Bad Girls Club,” according to a report.
The other death was identified as Donovon Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach, WAVY-TV of Portsmouth, Virginia reported.
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Police said Harris was a bystander during the second shooting of the night, which occurred along 19th Street.
Lynch was killed during a confrontation with a uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, according to WAVY.
Eight other people were injured during the night’s shooting, according to the report.
The police also detained three men. They were identified as Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake; Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach, according to WAVY.
The three men were related to the first shooting of the night, which did not result in fatalities, the station reported. Each of them was charged with seven counts of felony battery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm, according to the report.
The suspects were being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail, pending further legal action.
Virginia Beach police said they expected to increase their presence in the city for the remainder of the weekend in response to the shootings on Friday.
According to TMZ, Harris appeared on the season of “Bad Girls Club” which was titled “East Meets West.” His nickname during the appearance was “The Firecracker Fashionista”.
Harris’s time on the series included a fight with another cast member named Francesca, TMZ reported.
Several of Harris’s co-stars posted condolences on social media after learning of her death.
Before losing her life, Harris had posted a video on Instagram Friday that appeared to show her enjoying a night out in Norfolk, a short distance from where she was killed in Virginia Beach, TMZ reported.
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At least two other cast members of “Bad Girls Club” died prematurely, both in 2020.
Last December, 33-year-old cast member Whitney Collings, who appeared in season 3, died for reasons that were not immediately clear at the time.
Last July, season 8 cast member Demitra ‘Mimi’ Roche, 34, also died of causes that were not immediately disclosed.