Richmond, VA – Suspected Gunman, State Trooper Dead In Virginia Shooting

Richmond, VA – A Virginia state trooper and a suspected gunman died in a shooting at a Richmond bus station on Thursday, local media reported, citing police sources.

About six people including the trooper and gunman were injured in the attack, which took place at around 2:45 p.m. ET as state police were conducting a training exercise at the bus station, near a baseball stadium, local media reported.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said she did not know the nature or severity of the injuries to the troopers or to a wounded civilian female.

A spokesman for VCU Medical Center in Richmond said the hospital was expecting patients from the shooting, but declined to release further information.

Three ambulances were on scene, NBC 12 reported on its website and television images showed the area around the bus station cordoned off with large numbers of police presence.

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.”

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