11 People Killed in Virginia Beach Shooting; Suspect Dead

A spokeswoman for the FBI said the bureau is responding to assist Virginia Beach police.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life, said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera. Five patients were being treated at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and a sixth was being transferred to the…

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