Community, officials react to Virginia Beach mass shooting

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Police work the scene where eleven people were killed during a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach city public works building, Friday, May 31, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. 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. […]

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Reactions poured in Friday night as the state of Virginia is reeling from the news that 11 people were killed and another 6 were hurt when a gunman opened fire at the Virginia Beach municipal center Friday afternoon. 

At a press conference, Police Chief James Cervera said that a gunman shot “indiscriminately” at workers inside an operations building in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building.

The gunman was shot and killed after exchanging fire with responding officers, Cervera added.

In the aftermath of what city mayor Bobby Dyer called “the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” state officials, community leaders, Virginia natives and more are weighing in on the tragedy: 

Governor Ralph Northam:

Mark Herring, Attorney General:

Terry McAuliffe:

Pusha T.:

Pharrell Williams:

Senator Tim Kaine:

Senator Mark Warner:

Bernie Sanders:

Ted Deutch:

Baltimore Orioles & Norfolk Tides:

Old Dominion University:

Rep. Donald McEachin:

Rep. Abigail Spanberger:

Norfolk Police Department:

Timothy D. Sands, Virginia Tech President: 

Rep. Elaine Luria:

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