(CNN) — At least 11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police Chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night, May 31.
The shooter also is dead, Cervera said.
The shooter was a public utilities worker, he said.
Another six people were hospitalized after the shooting, hospital officials tweeted Friday.
Virginia Beach General Hospital said there were five patients there. A patient who was at Princess Anne Hospital was being transferred to Norfolk General Hospital, a Level I trauma center.
The wounded included a police officer whose ballistic vest stopped a bullet, the police chief said.
The shooting took place in Building 2 of the municipal center, according to police.
The FBI is also responding to the incident to provide assistance to local authorities, an FBI spokeswoman told CNN.