VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach Police are investigating a shooting in the 2100 block of Pleasure House Road Thursday.
Just after 1 a.m., dispatchers received a call for shots fired at the Bayside Inn Restaurant & Lounge . Officers responded and located two men suffering from gunshots wounds.
According to Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department, the Bayside Inn was hosting a competition until the business closed at 2 a.m. and it looked as though 70 people were at the club.
A small group of people were standing outside when an unknown person approached the group and asked which artist was playing at the club. Moyers said one victim was more engaged in the conversation than the others. The suspect then walked away, but came back, began talking with the victim again and then shot him.
The victim ran toward the club and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries but did require surgery.
The suspect continued shooting, hitting a second victim standing near the entrance to the club. He took himself to a hospital. The suspect was seen running from the area and is described as a black male with a light complexion in his 20s.
A witness who was working the event tells WAVY.com he was standing in the group when the suspect approached. He says there was not an altercation between the suspect and the group before the shots were fired.
"I got in the car and heard gunshots," Dashawn Campbell said. "People running that way, people running this way. Coming out of the place. It had to have been random, because no one was in there beefin'. Cause everybody in there knew each other."
Bayside Shopping Center was taped off as detectives worked to gather evidence and interview witnesses. Officers were on scene for approximately three hours and the shopping center reopened just before 4 a.m.
This incident is currently under investigation and Virginia Beach Police do not have a motive at this time.
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