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Several injured in Virginia Beach shooting, police say

Several people were injured in a shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, late Friday, police said.

It was not clear how many people were hurt, but some of the victims may have sustained life-threatening injuries, the Virginia Beach Police Department tweeted early Saturday.

Six gunshot wound patients were being treated at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital early Saturday following a shooting on Atlantic Avenue, the hospital said.

Police released few details surrounding the shooting near the city’s oceanfront but asked people to avoid the area.

The first shooting reports were fielded by dispatchers at 11:24 p.m., NBC affiliate WAVY-TV reported.

Virginia Beach is an annual destination for spring break vacationers.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Joe Studley contributed.

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