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Active duty Navy sailor Meaghan Burns of South Deerfield identified as victim of double homicide and suicide in Virginia


A 23-year-old Massachusetts woman serving in the Navy was an “innocent victim of senseless gun violence while trying to help a friend,” her family said.

She was one of two women shot over the weekend in Virginia by a man who then turned the gun on himself.

Meaghan Burns was shot on Saturday in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia, according to her obituary.

“Meggy was a free spirit, a fierce and loyal friend and loving daughter and sister,” her obituary reads. “She will be missed by many and loved forever.”

Burns enlisted in the…


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