‘Multiple injuries’ after shooting in Virginia Beach; suspect in custody, police say

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Multiple people have been injured and one person is in custody after a gunman opened fire near the Virginia Beach City Hall, police said Friday.

Police responded to an active shooter situation at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, according to Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Tonya Pierce.

The incident happened at Building 2 in the 2400 block of Courthouse Drive.

At this time police believe there was only one shooter. That person has been taken into custody.

The courthouse was on lockdown as of 5:30 p.m. Eastern time while police respond. Police ask that residents avoid the municipal center area.

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