Virginia mass shooting leaves 12 dead

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A mass shooting in the US state of Virginia has left at least 12 people dead.

The incident happened at a government building in the city of Virginia Beach.  

According to police, the shooter was city employee who had been working in the position for a long period of time.

The gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

At least six people were also injured including a police officer who was hit by a bullet on his vest.

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