VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police said Friday that they made an arrest in the shooting outside a nightclub Thursday that left two people dead.
The Virginia Beach Police Department said it got a call Thursday around 11 p.m. about a shooting that happened in the parking lot of Allure nightclub. It's located in the 400 block of Newtown Road.
When officers arrived, they found two people who had been shot. They both died from their injuries. Police later identified them as Norfolk residents William Moore, 38, and Joseph Moore, 33.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, the department tweeted that officers had made an arrest in the case.
The tweet said officers found and took the person into custody in the 5700 block of Greenwich Road. He was later identified as Trayvon Anthony Mccoy, a 27-year-old from Norfolk.
Investigators believe a verbal dispute started inside the nightclub and escalated in the parking lot. That's when the suspect allegedly got a firearm from a vehicle and shot the victims.
The club is surrounded by businesses on Newtown Road. An owner of a car shop nearby hopes the club can do more to stop the violence.
“It’s 50 yards from the front door of my shop," said Rory and son co-owner James Kennedy. "Granted we are closed in the evenings, but I wasn’t sure if it happened there or in my parking lot.”
Kennedy said some nights Allure is so packed that club staff send car overflow to nearby parking lots, sometimes using his shop’s lot.
“They got double rows, triple rows," Kennedy said. "I mean I don’t know how far this way they go and stuff, but you are talking at least a few hundred people in there probably.”
Mccoy was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.
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