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Virginia Beach shooting: 12 killed after city worker opens fire at colleagues

At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia.The suspect, described by officials as a disgruntled city employee in Virginia Beach, fired indiscriminately in a municipal building.The gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. His identity has not been released.Officials said an officer was wounded when a bullet struck his vest.How did the shooting unfold? The attack began shortly after 16:00 (20:00 GMT), at Virginia Beach Municipal Center, in an area which is home to a number of city government buildings. The area was put into lockdown by police and employees were evacuated.America's gun culture in 10 charts How mass shootings influ ...