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.”
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.