11 dead, 6 injured in Virginia Beach shooting at municipal center, suspect dies at scene

Police say a suspect has been taken into custody after Friday afternoon's shooting and they believe there was only one shooter


                            11 dead, 6 injured in Virginia Beach shooting at municipal center, suspect dies at scene

Update: 7.20 p.m. EST - While Initial reports suggested four injured individuals were admitted in local hospitals and the suspect was in custody, latest reports suggest 11 people died in the shooting and six were injured and taken to hospitals. According to a report in CNN, police chief James Cervera said a shooter opened fire and shot "indiscriminately" at workers in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building Friday afternoon.

The police opened fire resulting in the death of the suspect, who was a public utility worker. The police chief also mentioned that one of the wounded was a police officer. The shooter's motive is still unknown.

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Police in Virginia Beach, Virginia, says a shooting at a municipal center has left multiple people wounded. They say a suspect has been taken into custody after Friday afternoon's shooting and they believe there was only one shooter.

There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries. A spokeswoman for the FBI in Norfolk said the bureau is responding to assist Virginia Beach police. She did not have specifics on how many people have been hurt.

A spokesman for Sentara Princess Anne Hospital told The Virginian-Pilot that one patient had been sent to the hospital and another person was brought to Virginia Beach General Hospital. A police spokesman told the newspaper the shooter opened fire in Building 2 of the municipal center, which is next door to City Hall.

According to a report by CBS News, the shooting took place at Building 2 in the 2400 block of Courthouse Drive. The building houses operations, public utilities and public works for the city and is located at the Virginia Beach's Municipal Center.

The report also said four individual were injured of whom, three were transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and one was transported to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. At this point, it is unclear as to how many have been injured. 

The Virginia Beach sheriff’s department also tweeted that "the Weekender Program is also canceled and weekender inmates should not report to the jail this evening."

The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, tweeted that he was "actively monitoring the situation in Virginia Beach," adding, "Please stay away from the area and follow all instructions from law enforcement."

With inputs from AP

This is a developing story