A Virginia State Police trooper a suspect were killed during a shooting at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond on Thursday in what was described as an “active shooter” situation, WWBT-TV reports.
Four people were shot, including the trooper and suspect, police said at a press conference. The trooper was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries later died. The two civilians suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting was reported at 2:45 p.m.
Police had previously said six people were shot. It was also reported that two troopers were shot, but police said they provided the wrong information and only one trooper was wounded, the other was not injured but rode in the ambulance.
Here is what we know so far:
1. The Suspect in the Shooting Is Dead, Police Say
The suspect in the shooting was killed, police told WRIC-TV.
No other details were released about the suspect. Police have also not said whether they know a motive for the shooting.
There was a heavy police presence at the scene, according to local news reports.
2. The Shooting Happened During State Police Training
Police sources told WWBT-TV there was a Virginia State Police training exercise Thursday at the bus station.
The sources said the gunman walked up to the troopers and shot one in the chest, the news station reports.
You can listen to police radio audio from the scene below, courtesy of Broadcastify.com:
The dispatcher said some of the state police at the scene and were not in their uniforms. The trooper killed was in uniform.
3. Police Swarmed the Scene & Were Keeping People Away From the Bus Station
WTVR-TV reporter Melissa Hipolit, who is at the scene said police swarmed the area and were keeping people away. Officers told her they didn’t know what type of weapons “they” had inside, she said on Twitter.
The Richmond and Virginia State Police departments were responding.
4. A Witness Said ‘Someone Opened Fire’ Inside the Bus Station
A witness told WTVR-TV reporter Melissa Hipolit that “someone opened fire” inside the bus station, which is on North Boulevard.
Another witness, Brendan Hamilton, told WWBT-TV he heard gunshots and saw people running out of the bus station.
No other details have been released by police.
5. Streets Around the Bus Station Have Been Shut Down
According to NBC 12, streets around the bus station, located on North Boulevard, near The Diamond baseball stadium, have been shut down.
Police have asked people to stay away from the scene.
Greyhound said in a statement that it has closed the Richmond station.
“Our Richmond, Va. station is closed until further notice and we are actively working with the authorities,” the bus line said. “Check http://bit.ly/GHServiceAlert for updates for when service will begin again. We will re-route customers as possible and we will re-issue tickets once we resume service if you are supposed to travel to or from Richmond today.”