AP source: 8 killed in central Va. shootings - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

AP source: 8 killed in central Va. shootings

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) - A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation tells The Associated Press that eight people have been killed in shootings in central Virginia.

The official asked for anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the investigation. State police say there were multiple deaths and injuries Tuesday and that a lone shooter was responsible. They say more than 100 law enforcement officials had the suspect circled in woods where they believe he is hiding. Police could not say what sparked the violence.

State police say the gunman also fired at a state police helicopter, which had to land with a ruptured fuel tank after one or more rounds struck it.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:22:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

    Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:05 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:20:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Butch Dill). Alabama Rep. Martha Roby waves to supporters during the watch party as she wins the runoff election, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout ...(AP Photo/Butch Dill). Alabama Rep. Martha Roby waves to supporters during the watch party as she wins the runoff election, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout ...
    A House Republican has won her runoff election in Alabama after battling questions about her loyalty to Trump.More >>
    A House Republican has won her runoff election in Alabama after battling questions about her loyalty to Trump.More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Thumbs up Thursday

    Editorial: Thumbs up Thursday

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:21:46 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Fifty-nine law enforcement officers have lost their lives this year alone in the line of duty.  We as a community need to let them know they are not in this alone. WSFA is partnering with Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support, or CCOPS for short, to address the relationship between our citizens and law enforcement.  CCOPS has three primary goals:  Develop interaction between the citizens and police, Inform our citizens of the job and sacrifices that these de...

    More >>

    Fifty-nine law enforcement officers have lost their lives this year alone in the line of duty.  We as a community need to let them know they are not in this alone. WSFA is partnering with Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support, or CCOPS for short, to address the relationship between our citizens and law enforcement.  CCOPS has three primary goals:  Develop interaction between the citizens and police, Inform our citizens of the job and sacrifices that these de...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly