At Least 13 People Dead in Virginia Beach Shooting, Suspect Dead

A shooter opened fire in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and sending six others to the hospital.

The Chief of Police James Cervera told reporters the gunman was a public utilities worker, other government officials described him as a disgruntled employee. The shooting occured after 4pm when the public utilities worker entered a building in the city’s municipal center, and “immediately began to indiscriminately fire upon all of the victims,” Cervera said.

The shooter died after a gunfight with police.

The mass shooting took place in Building 2 of the municipal center.

Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center houses the operations building for the city, which includes several departments.



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