Separate Virginia Beach Shootings Leaves 2 Dead and 8 Injured

A chaotic night in Virginia Beach resulted in three separate shooting incidents that have left two people dead and eight others injured as police investigate.

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Virginia Beach shootings

A chaotic night on the Virginia Beach oceanfront resulted in three separate shooting incidents that left two people dead and eight injured.

The identities of the victims have been confirmed by the Virginia Beach Police Department: Deshayla Harris, 29, a star of the reality show Bad Girls Club, was killed in the 300 block of 19th Street; Donovan Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach, was gunned down in an officer-related shooting on 20th Street. 

UPDATE: @VBPD release names of victims and suspects from three incidents on Oceanfront last night.

⁃29yo Deshayla Harris, of Norfolk
⁃25yo Donovan Lynch, of VB
⁃22yo Ahmon Adams, Chesapeake
⁃18yo Nyquez Baker, of VB
⁃20yo Devon Dorsey Jr., of VB

— Eugene Daniel 13News Now (@eugenedanielTV) March 27, 2021

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, officers patrolling the area around Atlantic Avenue and 20th Street first heard multiple gunshots at 11:22 p.m. local time. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered eight gunshot wound victims, all of which were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. 

VBPD is investigating a shooting involving several victims with possibly life-threatening injuries. Large police presence at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St. Please avoid the area at this time. More to follow as it becomes available. @CityofVaBeach

— Virginia Beach Police Department (@VBPD) March 27, 2021

“The preliminary investigation indicates that a group of individuals were involved in some type of conflict that resulted in a physical fight,” police said in a statement. “At some point during the physical altercation, several individuals produced firearms and began shooting at each other, resulting in numerous people being wounded.”

While investigating the initial incident, authorities heard multiple gunshots several blocks away. In the 300 block of 19th Street, officers found Harris, who had died at the scene. Nearby, a uniformed VBPD officer “encountered an armed citizen which resulted in a police involved shooting,” according to the press release. Later identified as Lynch, the 25-year-old also died from his injuries at the scene.

Police also identified the woman killed as 29-year-old Deshayla E. Harris of Norfolk. She was reportedly a bystander in the second shooting incident at the Oceanfront

— Tom Schaad (@TomWAVYTV) March 27, 2021

Three people have been charged in connection with the shooting, police announced Saturday: Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake, Virginia; Nyquez Tyron Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach; and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach.

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