HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were found dead inside of a Hampton-area home after officers responded to a barricade situation early Thursday morning.
Hampton police said in a news release there was call around 3:15 a.m. about someone suffering from a mental illness at a home in the 100 block of Findley Square — in the Coliseum Central area of the city.
Police said the call was upgraded after information was received that the person was armed.
A tweet from Hampton police said there was another person inside the home, but it was not immediately clear whether that person was a hostage.
Officers attempted to talk with this person and deescalate the situation when several shots were fired inside the home, police said.
Police said a SWAT team as well as the Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene and spoke with two other people inside the home and helped them get outside safely.
Officers then entered the home, where they found 25-year-old Diquan Divory Milton, of Hampton, and 20-year-old Alexis Renee Berro, of Virginia Beach, dead.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.