Shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center leaves 11 dead
May 31 (UPI) — A shooting at a Virginia Beach, Va., municipal center Friday afternoon left 11 victims and the shooter dead, police Chief Jim Cervera said.
The shooting also injured six people, including a police officer who was protected by a bulletproof vest. The incident occurred in the Princess Anne community of the city.
“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Bobby Dwyer said during a Friday evening news conference. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors and colleagues.”
Cervera said the shooter was a long-term employee of the city.
WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Va., reported five people were transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and a sixth was moved to Norfolk General Hospital. An employee in the building told the station he observed a woman covered in blood in a stairwell.
The municipal center is located near the Virginia Police Department headquarters and the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.
This is a developing story.