12 Killed in attack at Virginia Beach Government offices
A Virginia Beach city worker walked into a municipal building on Friday afternoon and opened fire on co-workers, killing at least 11 people and injuring six others, the authorities said.
Chief James Cervera said the gunman, who was a current, longtime city employee, was dead after officers opened fire. Officials said the gunman fired on his victims immediately.
“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Robert M. Dyer said at an evening news conference.
The identities of the gunman and the victims were not released.
One of those injured was a police officer, who was saved by his bulletproof vest, Chief Cervera said.