Suspect arrested following fatal double shooting at Virginia Beach nightclub

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Allure shooting scene
Posted at 11:52 PM, Oct 28, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two people were shot in the parking lot of Allure nightclub in the 400 block of Newtown Road Thursday night.

Virginia Beach Police have confirmed that the two victims have been pronounced dead.

Police said a verbal altercation began inside the club and escalated in the nightclub parking lot, when the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Norfolk man Trayvon Anthony McCoy, retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and shot both victims.

The victims were identified as 38-year-old William Moore and 33-year-old Joseph Moore, both Norfolk men.

According to officials, McCoy was located and arrested in the 5700 block of Greenwich Road at a hotel Friday morning. He was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He is currently being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.

A man who is staying at the hotel told News 3 he saw the arrest happen at about 9:30 a.m.

“SWAT team, full magazines, locked and loaded and ready to go,” Vincent Schilling described. “I’m former military, so I recognized that right away.”

Virginia Beach Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Just a few weeks ago on October 7, there was another shooting at Allure.

Police say they received a ShotSpotter notification that detected gunfire from the parking lot of the Allure nightclub. One woman suffered a non-life-threatening injury. VBPD says that case is still under investigation.

Stay with News 3 for updates.