VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A person is in critical condition after a Saturday night shooting near the Oceanfront.
Virginia Beach police tell 10 On Your Side that the shooting happened around 11:50 p.m. in the 2100 block of Atlantic Avenue. Several officers heard gunshots and called dispatch regarding the incident.
When they arrived on the scene, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
They are, however, expected to survive the police chief told 10 On Your Side’s Brett Hall.
A suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Lamont Walton, was taken into custody within minutes of the shooting.
Walton has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and having a concealed weapon.
He is being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.
Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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