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At Least 11 Dead In Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Police confirm 11 dead and 6 injured in government center shooting

May 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
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Virginia Beach, VA _  Virginia Beach Police confirm that at least 11 people have been killed, including the alleged shooter, and 6 people injured after a fired employee opened fire at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Friday afternoon.

Police Chief Jim Cervera said in a news conference Friday night that the shooter was a current, longtime employee  but subsequent reports said he had just been fired.

One police officer was shot and wounded before the shooter was shot and killed.  Cervera says the officer's life was saved by his bullet proof vest.

The sprawling government complex consists of 32 buildings, but officers say the majority of the deaths and injuries occurred in the public utilities building where the alleged shooter is said to have worked.