Virginia Beach: 12 Dead After Disgruntled Employee Opens Fire
A Virginia government source briefed on the investigation told CNN, that the shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, killing at least 11 people and sending six others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee.
The shooter died after a gunfight with police.
The gunman was a public utilities worker, Police Chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night.
“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 shooter was confronted shortly after opening fire on multiple floors. There was an exchange of gunfire with officers, the chief said.
The police chief said: A police officer whose ballistic vest stopped a bullet was injured.
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, blood all over her face.