Navy corpsmen Shianne Soles, 19, and Meaghan Burns, 23, were found fatally shot in their torsos in Portsmouth, Virginia on Saturday night
Alleged shooter: 22-year-old Navy Corps man Donovan Moora, who was stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, is believed to have killed both Shianna Soles and Meaghan Burns before taking his own life body
Soles and Burns were found in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Virginia
Moora was found in a car outside a nearby Dollar General store, mortally wounded with self-inflicted wounds
All three corpsmen were declared dead on the scene Saturday night, police are treating the incident as murder-suicide – Authorities suspect Moora shot Soles and Burns, then shot himself
Alleged shooter: 22-year-old Navy Corps man Donovan Moora, who was stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, is believed to have killed both Shianna Soles and Meaghan Burns before taking his own life on Saturday in Portsmouth, Va
Police in Portsmouth, Virginia authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder-suicide.
Shianne Soles, 19, of Veradale, Washington, and Meaghan Burns, 23, of Massachusetts, were found fatally shot in their torsos at a 7-Eleven in Portsmouth, Saturday at about 11.30pm.
Authorities also found Donovan Moora, 22, of New York, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper body inside a car in a nearby Dollar General store.
All three service members were declared dead on the scene.
Police believe that Moora shot Soles and Burns before turning the gun on himself in what is being deemed a double murder-suicide, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
Victim: 19-year-old Shianne Soles enlisted in the Navy in July 2018
Soles and Burns were stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, while Moora was stationed at Field Medical Training Battalion East in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The relationship between the three service members is unclear.
At least one witness said he saw the entire incident as it happened.
Robert Joyner, who lives across the street from the 7-Eleven, told 10 On Your Side that he first thought someone was banging on the screen door, so he ran downstairs to see what was happening.
Meaghan Burns who enlisted in the US Navy in 2015, was planning to further her career in healthcare at the end of her enlistment.
‘I went running across the street and looked in the car and there was two females laid over both dead in the car and a bunch of bullet holes in the windows,’ he added.
Joyner said that after the man ran from the women’s car and got into his own car, he ‘heard a bunch more rounds.’
‘It’s terrifying cause this is supposed to be a neighborhood, you’re not supposed to wake up one night after sitting in your room and you find two people laid over dead in the car right in front of the busiest convenience store on the whole block,’ Joyner said of the incident.
Meaghan Burns who enlisted in the US Navy in 2015, serving as a Hospital Corpsman in Naples, Italy and most recently at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia. She was a proud sailor and was planning to further her career in healthcare at the end of her enlistment.
Soles, who turned 19 in April, was said to have enlisted in the Navy in July 2018. She was a recent graduate of Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington, where she ran track and was a cheerleader, her family told KHQ.
A GoFundMe was created Monday to help pay for the cost of Soles’ funeral.
Burns enlisted in the Navy in September 2015, while Moora enlisted in November 2017.
Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit and the Navy’s NCIS are said to be investigating the incident,