12 killed after city worker opens fire at colleagues

At least 12 people have been shot dead and several have been injured in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia.
The suspect, described by officials as a disgruntled and angry city employee in Virginia Beach, fired indiscriminately in a municipal building.
The gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. His identity has not been released as of yet. 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 lock down by police and employees were evacuated immediately.
We just heard people yelling and screaming at people to get down,” Megan Banton, an administrative assistant in the building, told local television news station WAVY.
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” him, police chief James Cervera said. The attacker was then shot dead.
The police chief described the scene as a “war zone”.
“I want you to know that during this gun battle, basically the officers stopped this individual from committing more carnage in that building,” Cervera said.
Police recovered a rifle and a handgun, thought to have been used by the suspect, at the scene.

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