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Police: Suspect in US bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

/ 07:35 AM April 01, 2016
APTOPIX Bus Station shooting

Police and rescue officials mingle with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. AP

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.

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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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