CNN is reporting that a gunman opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. At least 11-people are reported to have died. The shooter is dead.
“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Robert M. Dyer said at an evening news conference, according to the New York Times.
The shooting happened at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, a campus of city offices and agencies, including the Police Department. The shooting happened in Building No. 2, which includes offices for planning and public works, among others, and is adjacent to City Hall.
A city councilwoman, Barbara Henley, told The Virginian-Pilot that she was pulling up to City Hall, when she heard police sirens and saw police cars.
“I thought it was an accident,” Ms. Henley said.