Man dead following shooting in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, V.a. (WAVY) – Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead overnight Saturday.

Officers say they responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Atlantis Drive at 1:07 a.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. EMS crews provided first aid to the victim, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Neighbors at the Atlantis Apartments say the victim was a single father raising a teenager whose mother died in the recent years from cancer.

The victim was described as hardworking and supportive of his family, someone who kept others laughing.

Neighbors and relatives say they don’t understand why his life was cut short and while their community sometimes has its ups and downs, it’s outsiders who come in causing trouble.

Police have not released any suspect information. If you know anything that could help, call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3 Tips app.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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