At least 12 killed in Virginia mass shooting

HANDGUN: The disgruntled local government worker entered the building and began firing indiscriminately. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A GUNMAN killed at least 12 people in when he opened fire at a municipal centre in Virginia Beach in the US on Friday.

A number of other people were wounded in the shooting just after 4pm local time before police shot and killed the attacker.

Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera described the shooter as a “disgruntled” local government worker.

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The police chief revealed the suspect had entered the municipal building with a .45-caliber handgun and “immediately began to indiscriminately fire upon all of the victims.”

The pistol was equipped with a “sound suppressor” device, and the attacker had reloaded his weapon with “extended” ammunition magazines as he moved through the building, the police chief added.

The police have not released the suspect’s name.


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