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Trooper, suspect dead after Virginia bus station shooting

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Two people are dead, including the suspect, after Virginia State Police responded to a shooting at a Greyhound Bus Station in west Richmond on Thursday, a police spokeswoman told the Associated Press.

Police officials said the gunman fatally shot a state trooper and wounded two civilians, before dying in a shootout with two other troopers. According to Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty, trooper Chad Dermyer, 37, died from multiple gunshots.

The civilians’ injuries aren’t life-threatening, said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. Initially, officials said two troopers and a civilian had been taken to a nearby hospital.

City Council member Reva Trammell called the shooting a “senseless act” and said it was “the saddest day in the city of Richmond.”

Greyhound issued a statement saying the bus station was closed until further notice.

This is a developing story. PBS NewsHour will update the story as more information becomes available.

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