Several Oceanfront stores damaged by gunfire

Posted at 4:22 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 20:49:03-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police want answers after several store fronts were damaged by gunfire on Monday night.

Around 10:49 p.m., officials received word of shots fired in the 2100 block of Atlantic Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene, they found several store fronts damaged.

Although there were employees and guests in the building, no one appeared to be injured during the shooting.

“I had no idea what it was. Everybody else kind of said there was shots and chaos just broke out,"said Colleen Keenan, who is in town on vacation.

The chaos erupted just seconds after Keenan says she walked into "The Box."

“People ran to the back. Staff was good at trying to keep everybody calm, but it was scary. We just ran to the back and hid, got as low to the ground as we could," she said.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Some business owners said they have surveillance footage from Monday night and plan on sharing it with police.

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