Violence erupts in Virginia Beach, VA Oceanfront

Posted on 28 April, 2013 by Amy

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Multiple shootings and stabbings reported

Mark Kurtz
Rachel West
Dominic Ross

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) Violence erupted Saturday night and early Sunday morning at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

According to Virginia Beach Police, officers received 300 emergency calls in the area for service between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., including three shootings, two stabbings and three robberies.
Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department told the first shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue. Moyers said a victim was struck in the leg/hip area but was uncooperative with police.

Hours later, the second shooting occurred in the 300 block of 33rd Street when a man sitting in a vehicle heard a loud noise and his window shattered around 3 a.m. The victim then noticed hed been shot in the chest.

Less than 15 minutes later, another shooting occurred in the area of 27th Street and Atlantic Avenue after a verbal argument between two people. Moyers said the victim was struck in the face by a gun, which then discharged and he was hit in his face.

Officials say all injuries received were non-life threatening.

Video shot by 10 On Your Side showed officers on horses working to get control of the crowd which spilled out into the streets.

One person was arrested for a shots-fired call, but 10 On Your Side video showed multiple people were detained and put into police cars as the investigation continued and officers organized the situation.

Officials told crews were forced to shut down parts of Interstate 264 and some surface streets overnight as they worked to get things under control.

Things were under control and streets were reopened by 6 a.m. Sunday. City crews were cleaning up a large amount of trash left in the area and spraying the streets down with water around 6:30 a.m.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for more on this developing story. Anyone with information on any events should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.<acronym title="vBulletin"><acronym title="vBulletin">vb</acronym></acronym>-oceanfront