Police respond to double shooting in Va. Beach

Virginia Beach police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon double shooting at 3500 Poppy Crescent off Lynnhaven Parkway. 

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — Two men were shot one day before the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Virginia Beach police.

Officers were first called to Blue Jay Drive for a report of shots fired shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Neighbors told 10 On Your Side that a group of ten to twelve young adults had been in the street, fighting.

“When I came out, they were just starting to scramble on the street… we heard screaming… they started fighting and then the gunshots,” the neighbor said. “I’m not sure how long they had actually been out there.”

Officers on the scene of a double shooting in Virginia Beach Nov. 22, 2017. (Credit: WAVY/Rob Rizzo).

Neighbors said that a school bus was pulling up and dropping off middle schoolers as the shots rang out.

Meantime, the people involved in the fight reportedly piled into cars and quickly fled.

About ten minutes later, police were called to Poppy Crescent, about two miles away in the Green Run neighborhood.

There, two men were discovered with gunshot wounds. A neighbor told 10 On Your Side he saw them laying in the front yard, receiving CPR.

A press release sent by police stated that “the wounds are believed to be related” to the initial call on Blue Jay Drive.

At last check, police did not know the victims’ conditions. There is no suspect information available at this time.

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