Police and emergency services US several people have been reported injured in a shooting that took place Friday at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, local media reported.
According to preliminary reports, the attacker is in the custody of the authorities. The incident began around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, local time.
Several emergency services, including heavily armed agents, went to the site, while the police work to protect the area from the attack.
The Police and emergency services of the United States. They have reported at least 12 deaths and 10 wounded after a shooting perpetrated this Friday at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. To the number of deaths is added the attacker, who was killed during the operation, local media reported.
The aggressor was an employee of the institution that had worked for the city for a long time. In addition, the head of the Police, Jim Cervera, declared in a press conference that one of the agents was also shot but was “saved by his bulletproof vest”.
“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” said Mayor Bobby Dwyer. “The people involved are our friends, co-workers, neighbors and colleagues,” he added.
Police have found victims on the three floors of the building and one outside, in a vehicle. Due to the seriousness of the injured, it is believed that the number of deaths could increase.