As the Daily Mail is reporting, “Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said that the incidents unfolded at least three separate crime scenes, and police were working to determine whether and how the events were connected. ‘What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident. A very chaotic night in the beach. Many crime scenes,’ Neudigate said at a press conference after 1am on Saturday.”
— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) March 27, 2021
One of the dead was reportedly the result of police confronting one of the shooters.
He said that while officers were at that crime scene, additional shots were fired in the area of 20th and the Pacific.
“That resulted in an individual being confronted by a Virginia Beach Police Officer, resulting in a police-intervention shooting. That individual is deceased,” Neudigate told reporters, according to 13 News Now.
— Ali Weatherton 13News Now (@13AliWeatherton) March 27, 2021
Virginia Beach police report that they have several people are in custody in association with the shootings.
“So as you can see, many different crime scenes, a lot of work ahead for us,” he added.
“This is an active investigation, which is being conducted by the Virginia Beach Police Departments Detective Bureau as well as the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs,” the Virginia Beach Police Department said in a statement.