A tragic day for Virginia Beach after 11 people were killed in a senseless mass shooting.
(INTELLIHUB) — A Virginia Beach city worker opened fire on coworkers in a municipal building on Friday killing 11 and wounding 6 others before being killed by police, reports say.
A police officer was struck by a bullet during the attack but was spared by his protective vest.
The shooting began sometime after 4 p.m. in the Municipal Center and spanned multiple floors in building number 2.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called it a “tragic day” for the community.
“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,” the governor Tweeted.
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
One woman who was inside building number 2 when the gunfire broke out told WTKR News 3 that all she could think about was her 11-month-old baby at home.
Megan works for @CityofVaBeach government. She was on second floor of Building 2 when someone started shooting inside. As they were barricaded inside, all she could think about was her 11-month baby boy at home. #VirginiaBeachShooting @WTKR3 https://t.co/xUlLJ14eKa pic.twitter.com/6a1ArcTbif
— Todd Corillo (@ToddCorillo) May 31, 2019
Strangely, according to a report from TicToc by Bloomberg, “Virginia Beach police said a suspect was taken into custody after the shooting.” However, authorities are claiming there was only one shooter who is deceased. Did police take a dead man into custody?
The FBI and Virginia Beach Police are investigating.