Monday, January 30, 2023

Authorities: Teenage girl found slain in Virginia motel room

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A body found with a gunshot wound in a Virginia motel room has been identified as a teenage girl, authorities said Tuesday.

Virginia Beach police were dispatched to an Econo Lodge around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after a guest reported hearing gunfire and seeing people running from one of the rooms, according to a 911 call obtained by WVEC-TV.

Officers found the girl dead with a gunshot wound, news outlets reported, citing police. Investigators said she was the only person inside when they arrived.

Police said they could not release the name of the underage victim.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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