Triple shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

UPDATE Jan. 2: Police have identified the two men who were shot to death as 31-year-old Christopher Jerome Bailey, of Norfolk and 30-year-old Feraud Lloyd Beard of Virginia​ Beach.

ORIGINAL STORY:

VIRGINIA BEACH – Very few details are being released about a triple shooting here Sunday night that left two men dead and another hospitalized.

Police said officers were sent to the 1000 block of Coach Circle at around 8:37 p.m. after dispatchers received “multiple 911 calls” of multiple gunshots in the area.

There, officers found “two deceased adult males.” A third man was taken to the hospital with what police described as “life-threatening injuries.”

Police did not immediately provide any suspect information. They also did not elaborate whether there are multiple suspects, or if authorities are looking for them, citing an open investigation.

Authorities, however, are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.