Police say suspect in Virginia Beach shooting mishandled firearm, shot friend while filming TikTok video

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-18 12:23:26-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police say the person responsible for a Saturday night shooting on Gourmet Way was recklessly handling a stolen firearm while filming a TikTok video.

According to a tweet from Chief Paul Neudigate, the suspect shot their friend while mishandling the firearm. The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

The suspect was taken into custody and has not been identified.

Neudigate said the firearm was recovered and will eventually be returned to its rightful owner.

This is a developing story.