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US: At least 12 dead, six wounded after shooting in Virginia

By Desk FnF | PUBLISHED: 01, Jun 2019, 19:49 pm IST | UPDATED: 01, Jun 2019, 19:49 pm IST

US: At least 12 dead, six wounded after shooting in Virginia Washington: A gunman went on a shooting spree at a government building complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia, killing 12 people and wounding six, police said.

The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed after trading fire with responding officers, police chief James Cervera told a news conference on Friday.

The shooting happened just after 4 pm (local time), when the gunman entered one of the buildings at the Virginia Beach municipal complex and "immediately began to indiscriminately fire on all of the victims," Cervera said.

The wounded included a police officer, who was saved by his bulletproof vest.

The building where the shooting took place in Virginia Beach, a city on the east coast of the US about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Washington, housed the city's public works and utilities offices.

(story provided by news agency PTI)
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