VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police say one person was killed and another was injured early Sunday morning in the 300 block of 22nd Street.
Virginia Beach Police Emergency Communications received a call for a gunshot wound around 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two people who had been shot. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other victim was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, although police say they do not have information regarding the severity of that person’s injuries.
10 On Your Side has learned the home where police were investigating is a rental property.
WAVY’s Brandi Cummings spoke to a student from the Ukraine who lives in one of the three apartments inside the home. He told Cummings he didn’t know or see anything Sunday.
“I can’t say it doesn’t surprise me, but it still impacts you to know that it’s that close to home and that it can happen and that close to work,” said Tonya Smith, a clerk at Mac Thrift Motor Inn.
She lives across the street. Smith was headed to work at 7:45 a.m. Sunday and saw the commotion.
“The police tape, this whole road was blocked off. No traffic coming through. The police tape all around the side of us and behind us,” she said.
Another neighbor named Marie didn’t want to give us her full name or show her face for fear of retaliation. She said she woke up at 6 a.m. to look at the ocean, but instead she saw a different sea of blue.
“They were out here for a while. I was under the assumption then when they kept going around back of this building here so I was under the assumption that something bad must have really happened,” Marie said.
On Monday, the dust police used to collect finger prints was still on the door to the third apartment. So far, police haven’t released any information about a suspect.
“When something like this happens I hope they do catch whoever is involved. I don’t like the fact that someone that did this is still out. We are innocent and we don’t want to get caught in the crossfire of anything,” Marie said.
Marie told 10 On Your Side, she already has a security system but now she’s considering installing motion lights for more protection.
However, both women say this crime is not enough to abandon their homes.