Multiple people injured in active shooter incident in Virginia Beach

Saul Bowman
June 1, 2019

The shooter is dead, Cervera said. The shooting suspect is also dead, but is not one of the 11.

A shooter wounded "multiple" people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed the person was acting alone.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported, citing a police officer, that a shooter had been inside the "operations building" situated next door to City Hall. Police Chief Jim Cervera said that the officer was saved by the vest. It houses departments such as planning, public works and public utilities, and employees were seen exiting the building in tears, with some in need of medical assistance, according to reports by Fox News affiliate WAVY News 10.

Virginia Beach police tweeted earlier about an active shooter situation at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Police say that multiple people have been injured. It's unclear where exactly the shooting occurred.

Eleven people were reportedly killed during the shooting at municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia earlier today.

"This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach", Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer said.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he and his team were "actively monitoring the situation" and urged everyone to avoid the area.

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