Suspected gunman, state trooper dead in Virginia shooting

A Virginia state trooper was badly wounded in a shooting at a Richmond bus station on Thursday afternoon and the suspected gunman was shot fatally, a state police spokeswoman said.

The trooper approached a man at around 2:45 p.m who pulled out a gun and opened fire and was being treated for “life-threatening injuries,” state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told reporters.

“While he was talking to this individual, the individual pulled out a gun and shot the trooper,” Geller said.

Two other people, both civilians, were wounded in the attack, Geller said.

Earlier local media reports that the trooper had died, that a second trooper had been injured and that as many as six people in total were injured in the attack were inaccurate, Geller said.

Live television images showed the area around the bus station cordoned off with large numbers of police.

Michael Bickett, who said he works directly across the street from the loading area from the buses said in a direct Twitter message. “A co-worker was eating lunch in his car when he saw Greyhound Workers and customers rushing out the side door. He figured that was a good time to get back inside.”

(Additional reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle and Melissa Fares in New York; Writing by Scott Malone and Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham, Diane Craft)

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Reuters: Most Read Articles