Multiple people injured, suspected shooter in custody in Virginia Beach: Police – ABC News

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Multiple people injured, suspected shooter in custody in Virginia Beach: Police – ABC News
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PHOTO: Virginia Beach Police Officers huddle near the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Nimmo Parkway following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va.Play

Kaitlin Mckeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP

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Virginia Beach police and other emergency services responded to an active shooter incident at the city’s Municipal Center on Friday afternoon.

Multiple people were injured in the incident, according to an emergency services spokesperson who would not comment on the condition of the victims.

It’s unclear how many total victims there were. However, five patients were transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and one victim is currently being transported to its Level I Trauma Center, according to Dale Gauding, senior communications advisor for brand engagement at Senatara Healthcare.

The suspected shooter is in custody, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.

ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION-municipal center, building 2. Multiple injuries. At this time it is believed that only 1 shooter, and they have been taken into custody. More to follow

— Virginia Beach PD (@VBPD) May 31, 2019

Authorities are asking people to avoid the Municipal Center area.

PHOTO: An ambulance turns on Nimmo Parkway following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va.Kaitlin Mckeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
An ambulance turns on Nimmo Parkway following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va.

Both the FBI and ATF have sent agents to the scene.

PHOTO:Virginia Beach Police respond to reports of an active shooter, May 31, 2019.WTKR
PHOTO:Virginia Beach Police respond to reports of an active shooter, May 31, 2019.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News’ Alexander Mallin and Amanda Maile contributed to this report.

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