Mass Shootings in the US Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about mass shootings in the United States.Suicides, gang-related incidents and deaths resulting from domestic conflicts are not included. "Deadliest" includes shootings with 10 or more fatalities. Shooters are not included in fatality totals.
A triple shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, left one person dead and two others injured Saturday night, police said. © John C. Clark/AP Virginia Beach police work the scene of a shooting the night before on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Va. A pair of overnight fatal shootings along the beachfront in Virginia Beach wounded several people in a scene described by authorities on Saturday as "very chaotic." (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
A caller reported gunfire in the 1600 block of Hiawatha Drive around 10 p.m., the Virginia Beach Police Department said. When officers arrived, they found three people were shot.
2 dead and 8 injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings, police say
Two people are dead and at least eight people were injured in shootings along Virginia Beach's oceanfront, officials said early Saturday.Officers patrolling the resort area heard multiple gunshots around 11:20 p.m. Friday, the Virginia Beach Police Department said in a news release.
One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two victims had life-threatening injuries and were rushed to a hospital, police said.
Police said there was no suspect information available. Investigators are asking anyone with any information to contact Virginia Beach Crime Solvers.
Shooting follows a recent police-involved death
The triple shooting happened just over a week after a chaotic series of events in Virginia Beach that left two people dead and eight injured.
On March 26, a Virginia Beach police officer shot and killed 25-year-old Donovon Lynch, a cousin of singer Pharrell Williams.
Police said the officer, who has yet to be identified, and another officer told homicide detectives that Lynch had a handgun when he was shot.
Pharrell Williams says cousin was shot, killed by police during Virginia Beach violence
"It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve," the entertainer said.Police said there were three shootings, and two people, Virginia Beach resident Lynch and 29-year old Deshayla E. Harris, were killed and eight injured.
The weapon was recovered, and a witness said Lynch had the gun earlier in the evening, police said.
But the incident wasn't recorded by the officer who fired the fatal shots.
"The officer was wearing a bodycam, but for unknown reasons at this point in time, it was not activated," Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said last weekend. "I do not have the answers that the community is looking for in regards to this death right now."
A bystander was among those killed last weekend
The other person killed during a series of shootings on March 26 was Deshayla Harris.
Harris, 28, was one of the stars of season 17 of "Bad Girls Club" on the Oxygen network, according to a spokesperson for NBCUniversal.
Police said Harris was a bystander at the scene of one of the shootings.
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