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2 killed, 2 injured in gun battle at Virginia restaurant

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 18:57:33-05

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Two people were killed and two others were injured in a gun battle at a Virginia restaurant late Friday.

Martinsville Police Chief Eddie Cassady told the Roanoke Times the incident began with an argument between two groups at El Norteno restaurant.

Two Martinsville residents died at the scene and two others were sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

Virginia State Police said in a news release that the incident began at about 10:30 p.m. when several customers in the bar area began to argue, weapons were produced and shots rang out.

Police said two Martinsville men, ages 23 and 33, were killed.

Their names have not been released.