A string of shootings and other violence on Virginia Beach’s oceanfront on Friday night left two dead and eight others injured, including a cop. The first shooting happened around 11 p.m. when a suspect shot and injured eight people. When police arrived to investigate, they heard more gunshots a few streets away, prompting them to engage in a gunfight. Donovon Lynch, 25, was shot and killed by an officer at the second scene, according to the police. It was later confirmed that 29-year-old Deshayla Harris, was shot and killed in a third shooting also at Virginia Beach. A police officer responding to one of the scenes was also hit by a car and was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested three males, Ahmon Adams, Nyquez Baker, and Devon Dorsey Jr. for their alleged roles in the first shooting. It is still unclear whether the three shootings were related. “What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night in the beach,” police chief Paul Neudigate said.