Va. Beach Police use flash bang, rubber bullets to get inside home after shooting

Posted at 4:13 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 17:27:50-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police in Virginia Beach are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of S. Palm Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

According to the 911 call, the man was shot after being robbed. The caller told dispatchers it was her boyfriend who was hit.

Police went to the location and found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. The officers told dispatch the man was shot in the knees.

The victim was transported to the hospital but is expected to recover. The suspect was described as a black male wearing all black clothing; he was described as heavy set. He fled the scene on foot.

A search warrant was issued later in the morning Tuesday for a home at the end of the street where the shooting happened.

Police used a flash bang and rubber bullets to smash windows in attempts to gain access into the home where they believed the shooter may have been hiding. After getting inside, police said the possible shooter was not inside and that no one was home. They will continue to look for evidence inside the home.

A News 3 crew spoke to neighbors on scene who said there was another shooting at that end of the street in January and that they have noticed cars coming and going from that house all hours of the day and night.

One neighbor said she heard two or three pops Tuesday morning but did not recognize it to be gunshots. She said her son leaves for school early in the morning and walks that way, so now she is concerned for his safety.

This is the third shooting to happen in the city in one night.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).