Victims identified in deadly Virginia Beach shooting

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The shooting left two victims dead and eight injured

A shooting at Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Friday night has left two dead and eight injured. Their injuries range from serious to life-threatening, WAVY TV 10 reported.

One of the victims was identified as 29-year-old Deshayla Harris, who was a bystander that was struck in the 300 block of 19th street and died at the scene. Harris was a cast member of the 17th and final season of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club in 2017 and was nicknamed “The Firecracker Fashionista.”

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The second identified victim was 25-year-old Donovon Lynch of Virginia Beach, who was killed in an “officer-involved shooting incident in the 300 block of 20th Street,” according to a statement from Chief Paul Neudigate of the Virginia Beach Police Department.

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WAVY reporter Andy Fox said Lynch’s father, Wayne, confirmed the news and called Donovon “a father’s dream son,” in a statement to Fox.

“Intelligent, handsome, a scholar, an athlete, an entrepreneur, and loved by all he came in contact with. Rest In Peace Don,” Fox tweeted.

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The shooting stemmed from a conflict that turned into a physical altercation, which led to several individuals pulling out firearms, according to investigations.

Neudigate said police officers arrived around 11:20 pm EST on 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue and as they were actively in the area, more gunshots were fired in the area of 20th Street and Pacific Avenue. Officers believe that the two shootings were unrelated.

On Saturday, Virginia Beach Police Department announced in a statement that three individuals were in custody at Virginia Beach City Jail and charged with “seven counts of felonious assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm.” The three individuals are Ahmon Jahree Adams, 22, of Chesapeake, Nyquez Tyyon Baker, 18, of Virginia Beach, and Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach.

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Dale Gauding, spokesperson for Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, said six victims were admitted to the hospital and two individuals walked in with injuries. One victim, who was sent to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, was discharged, and another was sent to the trauma center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Geena Arevalo shared video footage of the scene the following morning. Arevalo spoke with two women who witnessed “people running, yelling that someone was shooting.”

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