Homicide investigation underway as Virginia shooting claims four people, including three children

A homicide investigation is underway after four people were found shot in Chesterfield, south of the Virginia capital of Richmond.

Police were sent to the scene on Laurel Oak Road shortly before 5am on Friday morning to investigate a disturbance.

Major Mike Louth told reporters that four people had been killed and that three of the victims were children, NBC12 reported. Their identities and ages haven’t been made public.

There’s a large police presence in the area, where law enforcement is planning to remain for the rest of the day, according to WRIC.

The road will remain closed until further notice.

There’s no information regarding a possible suspect as police are requesting that area residents check their video doorbell footage, NBC12 reported.

A shooting in Virginia has claimed several victims, police say (Screenshot / NBC12)
A shooting in Virginia has claimed several victims, police say (Screenshot / NBC12)

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