Richmond Greyhound shooting: Suspect dead after 6 people shot

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At Least 3 People, Including State Trooper, Shot At Virginia Greyhound Station

RICHMOND, Va. –A Virginia State trooper who was shot when a suspect opened fire at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond Thursday afternoon has died, multiple sources told WTVR CBS 6 News.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller said four people, including the suspect, were shot when troopers were called to the bus station in the 2910 N. Boulevard at 2:45 p.m.

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BREAKING: Suspect reported dead in Greyhound Bis Station shooting.
#BREAKING: Sources tell @ChrisNBC12 total of 6 shot, 2 of them critical. Suspect down. #NBC12 on air now. #RVA https://t.co/ZuIEWDEhh4
prayers to those in Richmond.
to all my friends in richmond.. please be careful out there!
Prayers go out to the people involved in the shooting at a bus station in Richmond 😔
Sad day in Richmond. Prayers up to all involved.
Crazy scene in Richmond today. Been here all my life never scene anything close to this
it's kind of scary to think if I took a bus here to Richmond today, I could've been shot
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Geller said a trooper, who was already at the station, met a man just inside the entrance. Geller said the trooper was talking to the suspect when he pulled out a gun and shot the trooper.

Geller said two nearby troopers returned fire on the suspect.

The trooper, two civilians and the suspect were transported to VCU Medical Center.

Geller said the suspect died at the hospital. She maintained the trooper suffered life-threatening injures. The two civilians suffered non life-threatening injuries.

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RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
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Multiple sources told WTVR CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett that state police were at the bus station for a drug interdiction training exercise when gunfire erupted.

A man who stopped for a smoke break before going into the bus station, said he heard at least five to ten shots fired.

As a result of the incident, the Boulevard is closed between Robin Hood Road and Leigh Street.

Greyhound tweeted that the bus station was closed until further notice.

"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," the company stated.

Mayor Dwight Jones Office released the following statement after the shooting:

Mayor Jones has been fully briefed on the shooting incident on the Boulevard at the Greyhound Bus Station. He is in constant contact with Richmond Police Chief Al Durham. The matter is under the jurisdiction of the Virginia State Police and Richmond Police officials are fully engaged and acting in a supporting role at this time. Mayor Jones has also made contact with Governor Terry McAuliffe and the City and State are working collaboratively to respond to this incident.
The Mayor is asking citizens to avoid the impacted area to allow law enforcement and emergency responders to function as efficiently as possible in responding to this incident and stabilizing the scene.

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