Virginia Beach, VA., United States (4E) – The suspect was among 12 people killed in a shooting incident at a Virginia Beach municipal center Friday.
Six others were injured, including a Virginia Beach Police officer who was saved by his vest,
The gunman reportedly strolled through many floors of the municipal center while randomly firing at employees.
The motive is not yet known though the FBI and local police are said to be combining efforts in an investigation.
Officials of the Virginia city, known for its tourism and as home to three military bases, were angered and saddened by the shooting.
“This day will not define Virginia Beach, our response will define Virginia Beach,” Councilman Aaron Rouse said. “We will come together, we will show the strength of our city.”
One victim went to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital for care while another was taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital, a hospital spokesman told The Virginian-Pilot.
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