Virginia Beach police are investigating 2 shootings, just miles and minutes apart

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Virginia Beach police are investigating separate shootings that occurred just miles and minutes apart Wednesday night.

Police responded to a shooting at 7:25 p.m. in the 5300 block of Wesleyan Drive. A report of a second shooting just 3 miles away came in about 10 minutes later. The second shooting, located in the 700 block of Independence Boulevard, was at a Food Lion convenience store.

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At least one person was shot at each location, Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman Jody Saunders said. Saunders did not know the severity of the victims’ injuries.

It is unknown at this time if the two shootings are related.

Caitlyn Burchett, [email protected]