The suspect is dead following a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
Updated at 7:10 p.m. ET
Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting on Friday, May 31, at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, the Virginian-Pilot reports. Six people are hospitalized; one of the injured is a police officer.
"This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach," Mayor Bobby Dwyer said. "The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors, and colleagues."
BREAKING: Police say 11 people killed in shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center; suspect is dead.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 31, 2019
According to Dale Gauding, a Sentara spokesperson, five patients were taken to Virginia Beach General, and one person was taken to the Level I Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital via helicopter.
The shooter was in the Operations building, which is next door to City Hall, Master Police Officer Allen Perry confirmed.
ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION-municipal center, building 2. Multiple injuries. At this time it is believed that only 1 shooter, and they have been taken into custody. More to follow— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) May 31, 2019
According to the Virginian-Pilot, the lone shooter was found and killed by police. The shooter is confirmed to have been a current employee at the Municipal Center.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.