Virginia Beach, VA – Multiple people were shot in what police are calling an “active shooter situation” in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon.
Police believe that only one shooter is involved and said that person was taken into custody shortly before 5 p.m. on May 31, WJLA reported.
There was no word yet on the extent of the victims’ injuries, according to WAVY.
The incident occurred in the public works building (Building 2) of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
An employee who was evacuating the building after the active shooter alert said he found a woman covered in blood in the stairwell, WAVY reported.
Police were seen carrying a victim from the building covered in blood, and then putting the person in the trunk of a police car to evacuate them from the danger zone.
Two more victims were transported to the back of the parking lot, out of harm’s way, in the back of a pickup truck, WAVY reported.
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital has been placed in lockdown and police are asking the community to avoid the immediate area around the municipal center.
Multiple police departments have responded to the scene and WJLA confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Norfolk office also had agents en route to the scene.
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