11 Are Dead Following a Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach

The shooting took place Friday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Kaitlin McKeown/AP

Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon, according to police. Six people, including a police officer, were injured.

The shooting took place at the city’s Municipal Center, according to local news reports. The shooter, who news reports say was a current city employee, was shot and killed by police.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called it “a tragic day for Virginia Beach.” 

“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” the city’s mayor, Bobby Dyer, said at a press conference.

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