Double shooting at the Oceanfront leaves man dead

VIRGINIA BEACH – Police here are investigating a double shooting and are asking the public for information.

The shooting, which left a man dead and a woman hospitalized, happened Thursday night – officers were sent to the area of 11th Street and Pacific Avenue around 11:33 p.m.

There, police said they found “two victims” suffering from gunshot wounds. The man died at the scene, the woman was taken to a local hospital with what police described as “life-threatening injuries.”

Police did not release further details about the incident, citing an open investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the shooting to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). 

Those with information can also submit a tip via or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores.    

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest, police said.

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John Mangalonzo ( 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.