The chief of police in Virginia Beach, Virginia, announced that a disgruntled city employee opened fire in the city center, killing 11 people and wounding at least 6 others before killing himself.
According to Reuters, the police chief said that the police are still investigating the exact circumstances of the accident in the coastal city.
He gave only minor details, but he said that a policeman was among those wounded in the shooting, but he escaped death.
The Virginia Beach Police Department announced in a series of tweets on “Twitter” that a person had shot in Building Number Two in the City Center and advised people to avoid the area,
While no further official details were immediately available about the incident, a public works employee, one of the local news companies affiliated with the American “NBC” television, stated that the employees heard gunshots being fired while they were at their offices, and added that they saw an injured woman. The ladder was severely injured, according to what was reported by “WAVY-TV” on its website.
A local ABC network reported that two people who were wounded in the shooting were taken to local hospitals.
For his part, the Virginia governor said on Twitter that his team is “actively monitoring the situation in Virginia Beach,” and has urged the public to keep a distance from the area and “follow all instructions issued regarding law enforcement.”