Gloucester double shooting under investigation

This photo from Dec. 12, 2017, shows the scene of a double shooting investigation in Gloucester. Authorities said one person was killed and another was seriously injured. (Credit: WAVY/LaVoy Harrell).

NOTE (Dec. 13, 2017): The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said on Dec. 13 the second person shot died. Kenneth Ray Miller was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.


PRVIOUS COVERAGE (Dec. 12, 2017):

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — A double shooting in Gloucester County has left one woman dead and another person injured.

According to a news release from the Gloucester County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the 7400 block of Bellehaven Drive around 10 p.m. Monday, after getting a 911 call about a shooting.

When deputies arrived they found 29-year-old Helga Marie Frost dead from a gunshot wound and another person who had also been shot.

Paramedics flew the wounded person to a hospital out of the area for treatment. Their injuries are considered life-threatening, according to the release.

Michael Hayes told 10 On Your Side he arrived home around 11:30 p.m. Monday night to see deputies on his street.

Helga Marie Frost (Photo courtesy: Ashley Brown, victim’s friend)

“It’s something you really don’t hear about in this county. Stuff like that doesn’t happen. So it’s really unfortunate and really shocking,” he said.

Ashley Brown said she’s known Frost for a long time. They were high school classmates and co-workers at two different businesses. The last of which is the Walter Reed Convalescent Center.

“I’ll just remember the good memories we had at work and school,” Brown said

Brown explained that she’ll most miss Frost’s sense of humor and her kindness.

“She was willing to help anybody even if she had nothing. She found a way to help you with what she could do with what she had. She always smiling, always goofing off,” Brown said.

Brown said she’s now concerned about the family left behind.

She said, “Now her daughter is without a mother, her mother is without a daughter and we’re like two weeks from Christmas.”

Brown told us she wants to start a fundraiser to help with expenses. Her way of doing anything she can to help, just as her friend always did.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s office says they are actively investigating the shooting with the help of Virginia State Police.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Gloucester County Sheriff’s office at 804-693-3890 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.