United States.-At least 11 people have been killed, according to police, in a shootout in Virginia Beach, coastal town of southeastern Virginia state. The suspect has also died, killed by the police. The shooting occurred this Friday at four o’clock in the afternoon (local time) in a complex of municipal dependencies, where the alleged gunman worked. Agents think he acted alone.
Six other people have been injured, at least one of whom is a police officer who saved his bulletproof vest. All are hospitalized and no public information has been made about their status.
«It’s the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,» said local mayor Robert M. Dyer at a press conference. «The people affected are our friends, co-workers, neighbors, colleagues,» he said.
The municipal complex is made up of about thirty buildings. The shooting occurred in building number two, which houses urban planning and public works offices. It was almost the end of the workday, and the employees picked up their stuff to start the weekend. The police have come after receiving a call from the building and reported the incident on Twitter at 16.50. The workers have tried to protect themselves parapetándose behind makeshift barricades with the desks, as eyewitnesses have told on television, while police officers shouted that everyone would lie down.
The police chief of the city, James Cervera, has said at a press conference that the causes of the shooting are still being investigated. The gunman, who had been employed in the premises for many years, has shot indiscriminately on various floors of the building.
Source: The Country