Police: Gunshot victim in VB connected to shots fired near convention center

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were detained by police after a man walked into a Virginia Beach hospital with a gunshot wound Friday night. 

The man’s wound is not life-threatening, according to police. 

Police say they believe the shooting is related to gunshots heard at 8:14 p.m. in the 1000 block of 19th St. near the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Minutes later, officers in the area were able to locate a suspect vehicle in the 1900 block of Pavilion Drive, where two people were detained for questioning. 

Police say 22-year-old Marcus J. Eliot, Jr. from Alexandria has been taken into custody and charged with felonious assault and use of a firearm. He is being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. 

He told the judge he would like to wait to speak to his attorney before setting a bond hearing.

He is scheduled to appear in Virginia Beach General District Court for a preliminary hearing on June 28.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages. Stay with WAVY.com for updates. 

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