Authorities have identified “Bad Girls Club” alum Deshayla Harris as one of the victims in the Virginia Beach shootings.
In a press release from the Virginia Beach Police Department issued Saturday, officers patrolling the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue on Friday night at 11:22 p.m. heard multiple gunshots. When cops were at 17th and 22nd streets, they located several victims of gunshot wounds.
Authorities said two people were killed and eight others were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds, with injuries ranging from serious to life-threatening. Officials say one Virginia Beach police officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
In an updated press briefing released Saturday, police confirmed that three separate shootings took place the night of March 26.
Authorities confirmed that Harris, 29, was one of the victims and was shot during the second incident, which occurred in the 300 block of 19th Street.
Harris, who is originally from Norfolk, Virginia, is believed to have been a “bystander at the second shooting,” which is still under investigation and is not believed to have been connected to other incidents.
At a Saturday press conference, Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said, “We do believe that she truly is, at this point in time, an innocent victim that was probably struck by stray gunfire in some regards.”
Police also confirmed that Donovon Lynch, 25, was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the 300 block of 20th Street.
According to WAVY, officers were responding to gunfire, which led to an “individual being confronted by a uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, resulting in a police intervention shooting,”
Virginia Beach police say 22-year-old Ahmon Jahree Adams, 18-year-old Nyquez Tyyon Baker, and 20-year-old Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr. were arrested and each charged with seven counts of felonious assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and reckless handling of a firearm.
Authorities say all three were involved with the first incident located in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue and are being held in custody at Virginia Beach City Jail.
On Saturday night, the official Twitter account for “Bad Girls Club” released a statement on Harris, who appeared on Season 17 of the show.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Deshayla's family and loved ones.https://t.co/SwPmLnA5F6— Bad Girls Club (@BGConOxygen) March 28, 2021
We offer our deepest condolences to Harris’ family as well as the other victims of this senseless tragedy.