Virginia Beach Municipal Center reopens; Employees return to work after Friday’s tragic shooting

Posted at 1:24 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 13:25:57-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - All buildings in the Municipal Center officially reopened Tuesday morning - all except Building 2, where 12 lives were cut short after being gunned down Friday afternoon while at work.

Some city employees arrived with tears in their eyes while walking into work for the first time since Friday. They said, understandably, Tuesday has been an emotional day.

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People who have been going in and out of City Hall on Tuesday say the atmosphere has been tense and quiet. But, people did see many giving smiles, hugs and hope to one another.

Long-time residents of the Resort City say Virginia Beach is vibrant and bounces back from anything it's been through.

With faith and hope, many say this strong city will get through this heartache and heart-shattering time as well.

Building 2 will remained closed until further notice.

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