Eleven people were killed and six wounded when a gunman opened fire in a Virginia Beach municipal center.
CNN reports that earlier reports that the suspect was taken into custody have been updated to show that the suspect is dead. The deceased suspect was a “longtime public utilities employee.”
JUST IN: 11 people are dead following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, with six more transported to area hospitals, according to officials. https://t.co/RQHWuJDrXa pic.twitter.com/sCNfKTHZzB
— ABC News (@ABC) May 31, 2019
The shooting took place in Building 2 of the city’s municipal center.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) tweeted:
This is a tragic day for Virginia Beach and our entire Commonwealth. My heart breaks for the victims of this devastating shooting, their families, and all who loved them. I am on my way to Virginia Beach now and will be there within the hour.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) May 31, 2019
The Democrat and Chronicle quotes Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera saying that the shooter fired “indiscriminately” at people in the municipal building.
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