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2 shooting deaths reported near each other in Virginia city

February 28, 2021 GMT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The reported locations of two fatal shootings that police in a southeastern Virginia city investigated this weekend were within a block of each other.

Hampton Police Department officers arriving Sunday morning at an address found a 29-year-old man struck by gunfire, according to an agency news release. The man was shot inside of a residence, police said. On Saturday night, police said a 39-year-old man who died also was shot inside of a residence. The location was not far from where the Sunday morning shooting victim was discovered.

It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday whether the shootings were related. Police said Sunday’s shooting was being investigated as a homicide, and that officers had no suspect information to provide in either case. The names of the shooting victims were being withheld until a next of kin was notified, according to news releases.