At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday 31/5 in a mass shooting at a government building in the USA state of Virginia.
Police said the suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” in a public utilities building.
The gunman, whose identity was not released, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. Officials said an officer was wounded when a bullet struck his vest.
The attack began shortly after 16:00 (20:00 GMT), at Virginia Beach Municipal Center, in an area which is home to a number of city government buildings. The area was put into lockdown by police and employees were evacuated.
One of the victims was shot outside in a car, and the rest were found over three floors of the government building.
Four officers entered the building and located the gunman inside and “immediately engaged” The attacker was then killed in an extended exchange of gunfire.