Shooter dead, police officer with life-threatening injuries in shooting at Greyhound bus Sta

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 2:38 AM

The trooper'south injuries were life-threatening, according to VA State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

Shooter dead, police officer with life-threatening injuries in shooting at Greyhound bus Sta

A gunman shot a VA state trooper at a Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond Thursday before he was shot deceased by two other troopers, according to a police spokeswoman.

The trooper'south injuries were life-threatening, according to VA State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

Two civilians were damage in the incident, though it wasn't clear if they'd been shot, Geller said.

Geller added that the shooter approached the trooper, who was dressed in an "identifiable" outfit before they'd a conversation and the man drew a gun and opened fire.

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.

State police were holding a training exercise at the time the shots rang out, WTVR reported.

"The first thing we saw were police cars flying by, then officers in revolt gear running with weapons," Vincent Smith, an employee at a nearby U-Haul storage facility, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Other witnesses reported hearing as many as ten shots.

VA Commonwealth Univ Medical Middle confirmed that multiple patients from the shooting scene were brought to the hospital.

The bus Sta is three miles N of VCU'south downtown Richmond campus, and across the Str from The Diamond, the city'south minor league baseball stadium.

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Vincent Smith told the Associated Press he was working following door to the Greyhound Sta when he heard sirens and saw police cars buzzing by.

"The police units just poured in love a river," said Smith, who works at the U-Haul Emotional and Storage facility. "I went to the finish of the lot and there must've been thirty units just a block away."

Smith said he saw police officers carrying shields and assault weapons. An officer came by and ordered him and his co-workers to stay interior and lock the doors until they're told it was secure again. By late afternoon, he said he'd been locked interior for about an hr and a half.

Greyhound said in a service advisory on its website that the bus Sta will be closed until further notice, and that service in and out of Richmond has been canceled.

Greyhound added that it'll re-route customers where possible.

Executive from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told Fox News that agents from its Richmond field office are on scene at the bus Sta to assist authorities in the investigation of the shooting there.

Fox News was also told by an official that the FBI’s Richmond field office is also assisting in a support capacity, while the VA State Police is leading the investigation.

VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a statement Wednesday he's offering whatever state resources "may be required" to reply to the situation.

"Our public safety team and I'll continue to monitor the situation and support State Police and local authorities in their response and investigation of this incident." he said.

City Councilwoman Reva Trammell called it "the saddest day in the city of Richmond."

"State troopers doing their work and innocent people shot," she said. "Why? This was a senseless act."

Fox News' Matt Dean and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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