Man wanted in connection with drive-by shooting near Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach that left 3 people, including infant, hurt

Infant's injuries are life-threatening
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Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 14, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting near Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach that left two adults and an infant hurt Monday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., dispatchers were made aware of reports of a drive-by that happened at the intersection of Lynnhaven Parkway and Avenger Drive.

Responding officers found a number spent shell casings on Lynnhaven Parkway, as well as damage from gunfire to the Taco Bell located at 2009 Lynnhaven Parkway.

Additional reports came in about a vehicle that may have been involved that was travelling eastbound on I-264. Police found that vehicle, which had crashed and was unoccupied, at the First Colonial Road exit.

Police later determined that that three people were hit by bullets during this incident: Two adults and an infant. The infant and one of the adults are suffering from life-threatening injuries, while the second adult's injuries are non-life-threatening.

As of 10 p.m., Lynnhaven Parkway was blocked off from south of I-264 stretching down towards International Parkway. Officers reopened Lynnhaven Parkway around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

On Thursday, police announced that they have secured arrest warrants for 20-year-old Tanell Shyhiem Platt of Virginia Beach for three counts of felonious assault, reckless handling of a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and shooting from a vehicle.

The Virginia Beach Police Department's Warrant Fugitive Squad is currently trying to find Platt.

Anyone with information who knows where he may be is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted online here via the P3 Tips app.

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