Man dead after 10 people shot at large party in Chesapeake

Posted at 11:25 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 23:27:33-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - One person is dead after 10 people were shot during a large party Saturday night near the Maplewood Apartment complex near Holly Cove Drive and Airline Boulevard.

Officer Leo Kosinski with the Chesapeake Police Department confirmed that multiple gunshots were fired at the party, harming 10 people. This all took place just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

According to Kosinski, detectives learned that two groups of people got into an altercation at the party that ended in gunfire, striking people in the crowd. Police are not investigating this as a mass shooting event.

Victims were taken to at least three local hospitals. Sentara Norfolk General hospital says eight gunshot patients were being treated there. All of those patients are male.

The man killed was identified as 27-year-old Suffolk man Brandon Smith.

Airline Boulevard was blocked off while police investigated. Police say there is no suspect information at this time, and no arrests have been made.

If you or someone you know has information in this case leading to an arrest, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

Chesapeake detectives say they've received information that many videos were taken during the party that night and are asking community members to send police any videos they may have of the incident to help them identify persons of interest. Videos can be downloaded to this link. You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-224-5324) for additional instructions.

This is a developing story.

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