The shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and sending six others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee. The shooter died after a gunfight with police.
Police said the suspect, a long-term and current employee at Virginia Beach Municipal Center, where the shooting occurred, fired “indiscriminately”.
The gunman, whose identity has not yet been released, was killed when police responded to the incident. The officials said they believed the gunman had acted alone, but the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.
The mass shooting took place in Building 2 of the municipal center, according to police. Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center houses the operations building for the city, which include multiple departments.
Six people were hospitalized after the shooting.