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.
PSA for the day: please don't recklessly handle your stolen firearm and accidentally shoot your friend while filming a TikTok video. Arrest made in this incident and firearm recovered to be eventually returned to the rightful owner. https://t.co/FhjT6zaGX3
— Chief Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) July 18, 2021
VBPD on scene in the 700 block of Gourmet Way to investigate a reported shooting. 1 adult victim was located with a non-life threatening injury and was transported to a local hospital. This is believed to be an isolated incident. More to follow as information becomes available. pic.twitter.com/vi1jTM5UUW— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) July 18, 2021