Virginia Beach Police responded to an active shooter situation at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, according to MPO Tonya Pierce.
The incident happened at Building 2 in the 2400 block of Courthouse Drive.
Police said multiple injuries have been confirmed, and 11 people were killed.
Megan works for @CityofVaBeach government. She was on second floor of Building 2 when someone started shooting inside. As they were barricaded inside, all she could think about was her 11-month baby boy at home. #VirginiaBeachShooting @WTKR3 https://t.co/xUlLJ14eKa pic.twitter.com/6a1ArcTbif
— Todd Corillo (@ToddCorillo) May 31, 2019
The shooter, who was reportedly a city employee, was reportedly killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.
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
And, as is so predictable . . .
Happening now. This is the legacy of the NRA. Thi is the 150th mass shooting this year.https://t.co/Eum59LszEz
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 31, 2019
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local):
Police say 11 people have been killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach.
Police Chief James Cervera said Friday that a shooter opened fire and shot “indiscriminately” at workers inside an operations building in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building Friday afternoon.
Cervera said police returned fire, killing the suspect. He said the suspect was a longtime employee of the city’s Public Works Department. One of the people shot is a police officer.