At least 11 dead, 6 injured in Virginia Beach mass shooting


Another mass shooting in America, this one Friday afternoon municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Twelve are dead. The shooter is also did said he manager Dave Hansen says that next of kin were contacted overnight this morning. I have the responsibility to inform friends. Co workers and the public of those who lost their lives yesterday. All, but one of the twelve victims were employs of the city of virginity we're now going to turn to junior beaches. Vice mayor James, would Mr. would thanks so much for being with us that have a busy time for you. Thank you. You must have done some of the people in there. Yeah. I, I did. I knew knew several of the people who, who were the victims and some of the, the wounded people as well. Well, I'm sorry. Do you have can you tell us, I'm told by the way that you were once on the police force? Is there any indication whom the shooter might have targeted if anyone in particular? You know, it's I think it's way too early to determine that there's an ongoing investigation. I, I think it's virtually impossible to, to determine someone's motive when they do something evil like this. I just I just don't don't think we're gonna be able to tell right down. Yeah. What you're finding now of how events unfolded yesterday because I still think a lot of people wonder how could how could someone come into a municipal building and, and caused this human destruction? It. Well, I e after member this person was a city employees who had access to, to every room in that building the his key card. It's an open public building. Yeah. This, this is where people get building permits. This is where they pay water bills. There are several hundred employees work in this one particular building and, and citizens come in there all the time. It's, it's an open public building. What are your thoughts about? What needs to be done to secure public buildings in your area today. Wreck recognizing it does. No, good for the lives have been lost now in their families. You're, you're right at the speculation doesn't do any good. But what I will tell you is, you know, the, their buildings all around the country that were built certainly certainly before nine eleven before Oklahoma City before a lot of the tragedies our country's experience and, and cities around around the nation are slowly, but surely, as as, as they came when they rebuild renovate buildings or increasing security, but it's also important that we, we have to maintain access to the public, you know, that, that's the thing. It's, it's a very difficult thing. How do you see the city trying to deal with this in the weeks, going head, sir? It it's not it's not a quick process, and I think that's something that people need to understand it is going to be a long term healing process will working closely with the, the families, and with the with our employee systems programs and with counselors and trying to help everybody that we can is not just the people who are in the building. It's, it's, it's city employees who, who knew in love these people as well. James would who was the vice mayor Virginia Beach, Virginia. Thanks so much for joining us

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