Two Injured in Accidental Shooting

Monday, March 27, 2017

On March 26, 2017 at 9:38 p.m.  Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a 911 call for a report of a gunshot wound in the 3700 block of Landstown Road.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male suffering from a non-life threatening injury from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers on scene were also advised that a juvenile had been taken to a local hospital, also suffering from a gunshot wound.

Investigators determined that the adult male was in the residence, cleaning the firearm when it accidentally discharged. The single round struck both the adult male and the juvenile victim. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

50-year-old Matthew Michael Stevenson of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with 1 count of reckless handling of a firearm.


MPO Linda Kuehn

Police Public Affairs Officer​