Police: Suspect in US bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt
RICHMOND, Virginia — A gunman who shot a Virginia state trooper at a bus terminal Thursday was shot dead by two other officers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.
The trooper’s injuries were life-threatening, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. The two civilians were expected to survive.
Initially, State Police had said in a news release that two troopers were taken to a hospital, but Geller later told reporters that only one had been hurt.
Brendan Hamilton told The Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper that he was about to walk into the station when he heard two loud bangs, then saw flashes of light. He told the newspaper he then heard at least five more bangs. People then started to run out of the building, he said.
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