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Disgruntled city worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort; suspect also killed

Updated : 2019-06-01 14:56:20

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
The mass shooting in the coastal resort of Virginia Beach was the deadliest instance of US gun violence since November 2018, when a dozen people were slain at a Los Angeles-area bar and grill by a gunman who then killed himself. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
The mass shooting in the coastal resort of Virginia Beach was the deadliest instance of US gun violence since November 2018, when a dozen people were slain at a Los Angeles-area bar and grill by a gunman who then killed himself. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the suspect in Friday's carnage was armed with a .45-caliber pistol equipped with a
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the suspect in Friday's carnage was armed with a .45-caliber pistol equipped with a "sound suppressor" device and "extended" ammunition magazines he used to reload repeatedly during the attack. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
Survivors recounted scenes of pandemonium and fear that erupted as gunshots rang out, and workers scurried frantically for cover. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
Survivors recounted scenes of pandemonium and fear that erupted as gunshots rang out, and workers scurried frantically for cover. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
The first victim was shot in a vehicle outside the public works and utilities building at the city municipal centre before the suspect entered that building and
The first victim was shot in a vehicle outside the public works and utilities building at the city municipal centre before the suspect entered that building and "immediately and indiscriminately fired upon all the victims," Cervera said. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
The chief said the suspect engaged in a
The chief said the suspect engaged in a "long-term gun battle" with four police officers who confronted him inside, preventing the gunman from "committing more carnage in that building."WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS
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