A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire on co-workers at city offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding several others before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.
The shooter was also killed after an extended gun battle with responding officers, in a scene that "best could be described as a war zone," Virginia Beach police chief James Cervera told a news conference.
Virginia has carried out more executions — nearly 1,400 — than any other of the 50 US states since its founding as a colony in the early 1600s.
t’s very unfortunate that people around the world are being killed every day in terrorist or ‘lone wolf’ attacks (“12 dead after gunman fires ‘indiscriminately’ in Virginia,” June 1, 2019). A man who was identified as a municipal employee sprayed gunfire “indiscriminately” in a government building complex on Friday
Alex Fleear, the owner of Ava Clara Couture Bridal, created Tulle for Teachers, a non-profit organization to support public school teachers. She wanted teachers to get more recognition, the way members of the military do.
The accident happened just before 8am on Sunday on westbound Interstate 63 in York County near Williamsburg, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said. No fatalities were reported, but it took crews hours to clear the roadway and reopen all lanes of traffic.
Officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated from his employment after an investigation determined he did not follow policies of the local police department, the town of Windsor, Virginia said in a statement.