01 June 2019 Virginia Beach – Almost everyday we are hearing, reading news about a mad person opening fire to innocent people and killed. Many cases are due to drug, anger, alcohol and madness of people with small guns.
According to news published in various news sources, A shooting at a Virginia Beach, Va., municipal center Friday afternoon left 12 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.
Police initially said they apprehended the shooter, but later confirmed their death.
The Virginia Beach Police Department said the shooting happened in a building near City Hall and involved a single shooter.
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.
Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., who represents the city in Congress, said her “heart is with” those affected by the shooting.
“I’m so thankful for first respondents and law enforcement for risking their lives to bring a suspect into custody,” she tweeted. “This is more proof Congress must act to prevent gun violence.”
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he was monitoring the situation and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said he was “devastated.”
My heart is with everyone who lost a loved one, and I’m praying for a swift recovery for all those who have been injured,” Kaine tweeted.
Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Allen Perry told The Virginian-Pilot there was a shelter-in-place order at the center.
The municipal center is located near the Virginia Police Department headquarters and the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.
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