At least 11 d.ead after disgruntled employee opens fire at Virginia Beach municipal center

The sho.oter who opened fire indiscri.minately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, ki.lling at least 11 people and sending six others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee, a Virginia government source briefed on the investigation told CNN.The sh.ooter di.ed after a gu.nfight with police.Police Chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night the gunman was a public utilities worker.”This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” said Mayor Bobby Dyer. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbor, colleagues.”

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Cervera said the sh.ooter was confronted shortly after opening fire on multiple floors. There was an exchange of gu.nfire with officers, the chief said.A police officer whose ballistic vest stopped a bullet was injured, the police chief said.Edward Weeden, who works in the building, said people heard someone falling in a stairwell and went to investigate. He and his coworkers saw a woman who was down, blo.od all over her face.One of Weeden’s coworkers went up to the next floor and came right back. “Get out of the building. The guy’s got a g.un,” the woman said.Weeden said he was unsure at first how to react.”In a way you want to stay, in a way you don’t want to stay,” he said.

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