4 hurt in shooting at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Virginia Beach police say four people were injured in a shooting Saturday, April 29, at the Oceanfront. Credit: WAVY/Mike Marrero

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Four people were injured Saturday night in a shooting at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, police say.

Virginia Beach police spokesperson Linda Kuehn tells WAVY.com the four people shot sustained non life-threatening injuries in the shooting. Three of the injured were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of 18th Street around 10:50 p.m., according to Kuehn. There is no information on a possible suspect or suspects.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

The shooting came in the middle of college beach weekend in Virginia Beach. Thousands of people signed a petition posted to Change.org, which calls for the end of Beach Weekend.

Kuehn says there were arrests at the Oceanfront Saturday, which were not related to the shooting. The number of arrests was not immediately known.

The shooting was an isolated incident, according to Kuehn.

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Virginia Beach EMS chief Bruce Nedelka tells WAVY.com there were 63 calls for service citywide between 6 p.m. and midnight. He says this was up from the 49-50 calls the weekend prior, and 42 calls two weekends ago.

Police say a person showed up to a local hospital overnight, and claimed they were stabbed at the Oceanfront.

Traffic to the Oceanfront Saturday night was heavily delayed, as congestion prompted a detour on I-264 East at Parks Avenue.

Stay tuned for updates on air and online.