Donovon Lynch Wiki – Donovon Lynch Bio
Donovon Lynch is identified as one of the victims of the Virginia beach shooting, according to WAVY News 10. Police confirm there are two people dead and numerous others injured after multiple shootings — one of which was officer-involved at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Friday night.
Police Chief Paul Neudigate said the preliminary count for the number of people shot is 10: A “male” was killed by police, a woman died from other gunfire, and eight were injured.
The eight people’s injuries range from serious to life-threatening.
He was 25 years old.
Virginia Beach Shooting
Neudigate said police officers on patrol responded to an initial shooting at 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Dispatchers said the calls came in around 11:20 p.m. EST. Neudigate said numerous shots were fired and several people were injured.
Initial investigations into the incident revealed that a group of individuals was involved in some type of conflict which turned into a physical altercation.
At some point during the altercation, Virginia Beach Police said several individuals produced firearms and began shooting at each other, resulting in injuries.
As officers were actively working that scene, there were additional shots nearby, in the area of 20th Street and Pacific Avenue. Police responded to that gunfire, which led to an “individual being confronted by a uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, resulting in a police intervention shooting.”
That person, a male of an unidentified age, was shot and killed by the officer, Neudigate said. Police also added that the man died at the scene.
Later on in the day, WAVY News 10’s Andy Fox identified one of the victims as 25-year-old Donovon Lynch. Lynch’s father reached out to Andy calling his son “a father’s dream.”
The man killed in shooting event at beach is 25 year old Donovon Lynch. His father Wayne confirmed and sent me this:
“A father’s dream son!
Intelligent, handsome, a scholar, an athlete, an entrepreneur, and loved by all he came in contact with Rest In Peace Don!” @WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/qwsla1tb37
— Andy Fox (@AndyFoxWAVY) March 27, 2021
10 On Your Side reached out to Virginia Beach Police who have denied the confirmation of the victims’ identities.
A second person, a woman who wasn’t part of the officer-involved shooting — and not believed to be a part of the original shooting incident at 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue — was also shot and killed Friday night. She died at the scene.
Police said there is no suspect information in that shooting. They also added that they believe the two shootings are unrelated.
The chief also said an officer was struck by a car and taken to a hospital and later released during the department’s response at the Oceanfront. The officer’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Chopper 10 flew over the resort area early Saturday morning and located several active police scenes.
“What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night in the Beach,” Neudigate said. “Many different crime scenes.”
Sentara spokesperson Dale Gauding said six of the victims were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, one went to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (that person has since been discharged) and one to the trauma center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Gauding said another two people walked into Sentara Virginia Beach General with injuries related to the incident.