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UPDATE: Police identify victims in double homicide in Chesapeake apartment

The victims were identified late Saturday afternoon, and it was also disclosed that a large quantity of illegal narcotics were found on the scene.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Police are investigating a double homicide in Chesapeake Friday evening.

Officers with the Chesapeake Police Dept. responded to the 900 block of Wintercress Way for a report of bullet holes in the side of an apartment building at around 5:15 p.m. 

At the scene, officers found two men dead inside an apartment.

Late Saturday afternoon, police identified the victims as 26-year-old John Cortez Mcinnis, of Norfolk, and 24-year-old Darren Michael Belardo, of Portsmouth.

Police also added that a large quantity of illegal narcotics were found on the scene. A spokesperson with the department initially said they are investigating it just as a double homicide, but that now it was also a narcotics investigation.

It’s unclear how long the victims have been dead inside the unit or what exactly happened to them.

One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said he walks his dog around the neighborhood every night. He said he’s shocked to see a scene like this because he considers it to be a safe neighborhood.

Other neighbors echoed that same sentiment, saying they were shocked at what they were seeing Friday night.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, Submit a tip online at P3TIPS.COM, or on their smartphone on the P3TIPS APP.  

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