Police investigate 3rd shooting in 7 hours in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a third shooting that happened in Virginia Beach over a seven-hour period.

Virginia Beach police said officers found a man shot on South Palm Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Medics took the man to a local hospital, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police said the suspect ran from the scene. The suspected gunman is described as a heavyset black man who was wearing all black clothing. 

Officers spent several hours on scene Tuesday, and even extended the crime scene a few times.

Neighbors told 10 On Your Side off camera they heard two gunshots in the early morning hours, which is uncommon for the area.

Officers were heard firing rubber bullets and using a flash-bang at the windows of a duplex on S. Palm Avenue. An officer told 10 On Your Side they were executing a search warrant. No one was found inside the home.

Police wrapped up the investigation at the scene after 9 a.m..

RELATED: Two people shot in Va. Beach Monday night

Officers responded to the first shooting on Hope Avenue, off North Birdneck Road, around 7:45 p.m. A man suffered a gunshot wound that police said was not life-threatening.

Less than an hour later, officers were dispatched to Shoreview Court where a woman had been shot. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

It’s unclear at this time whether the three shootings are connected. 

Anyone with information regarding these shootings is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637).

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