UPDATE: A law enforcement official tells CBS News the shooting attack is being investigated as a work place violence incident at this time. Motive is still being investigated. There is no apparent nexus to terrorism.
Official said the suspect was shot and killed after engaging in exchange of gunfire with police.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – 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.
ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION-municipal center, building 2. Multiple injuries. At this time it is believed that only 1 shooter, and they have been taken into custody. More to follow
— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) May 31, 2019
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
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local):
Hospital officials say six people have been wounded in a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach.
Sentara Healthcare said on its Twitter account that five people were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and a sixth patient was taken to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital after the shooting just after 4 p.m. Friday. The company said the sixth patient was being transferred to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Virginia Beach police said a suspect was taken into custody after the shooting. They said they believe there was only one shooter.
Police in Virginia Beach say a shooting at a municipal center has left multiple people wounded. They say a suspect has been taken into custody after Friday afternoon’s shooting and they believe there was only one shooter.
There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries.