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Police: 2 dead, 8 injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

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Two people died and eight people were injured in shootings on the Virginia Beach oceanfront, authorities said Saturday.

Officers patrolling the resort area heard multiple gunshots around 11:20 p.m. Friday, the Virginia Beach Police Department said in a news release.

Eight people suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitalized with serious to life-threatening injuries, according to the statement.

One woman was shot and died at the scene, the news release said. Earlier, police Chief Paul Neudigate said in a press conference that the death may have resulted from an unrelated shooting. 

The news release also said that one officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. That officer was hit by a vehicle during the investigation, Neudigate previously said.

According to the chief, a different officer confronted and fatally shot a man when shots rang out as police were investigating the initial shooting. 

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