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A Virginia state trooper is among three people wounded during a shootout at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, VA. on Thursday.

NBC12 reports the state trooper is in critical condition at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

The state troopers were conduction a training exercise inside the bus station at 2:45 p.m. when the gunman approached one of the officers and shot him in the chest.

Two troopers returned fire, hitting the gunman multiple times. The gunman died en route to VCU Medical center.

Two bystanders were shot during the melee and are being treated at VCU Medical Center.

Brendan Hamilton told NBC12 he was outside the station smoking a cigarette when he heard gunshots inside.

"I had my hand on the door handle," said Hamilton. "I heard two gun shots go off... there were five, maybe 10 more after that, and I could see the muzzle flash through the tinted door."

Michael Bickett, who works across the street from the bus station, told Reuters:

“A co-worker was eating lunch in his car when he saw Greyhound Workers and customers rushing out the side door. He figured that was a good time to get back inside.”

Earlier reports said the trooper was dead, but those reports were false. The Greyhound bus station reopened just after 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Dwight Jones released a statement, saying: "This is still an active investigation and a very fluid matter. Virginia State Police are going to need time to verify and validate all of the information."

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    Sounds like the shooter was one of those cowards who commit suicide by cop.

  • Auditor

    Sigh...they'll have TSA at bus stops next...this ensures it...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh my goodness... What if the State Troopers wouldn't have been there on that day?!?!? This could have ended very differently.

    IONO yall but this is why I like being able to carry a gun :eek:

    I might have to protect myself from a crazy.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Definitely! Well, he got his wish. Glad no one else was killed.

  • The Dutchess

    Wow this is scary I've been to that bus station many times & I can't imagine me standing there waiting to board & someone just start unloading

  • It’s Taurus Season

    New post

  • 88

    Sounds fishy died en route my azz.

  • Noirluv45

    Since people know airports are pretty much guarded, it was only a matter of time before bus stations, train stations and other locations where there are a multitude of people would be targeted. This might sound cold, but I'm glad he's gone so tax payers don't have to pay to house him, but hope the best for the other victims.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Sound like some Minority Report, pre cog ish to me. Just happened to have a training exercise where a gunman is shooting up the place huh?

  • @yeuphonic

    They always have anti terrorist training events scheduled on days that an active shooter attacks. False flags. Plus the greyhound and especially amtrak are ripe for terrorism. You can pack anything and store it away from you. This is part of the plan

  • Sexy CJ

    A Virginia state trooper is among three people wounded during a shootout at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, VA. on Thursday........

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers


  • Monday

    I take Greyhound all the time. Now I have to be careful to who will sit next to me..

  • Auditor


  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Oh no smh I'm always in there ? and they need to do safety checks as well there. They don't check bags at all. Get well wishes for the victims.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was just in there last month looking at everyone sideways

  • Jusstlookn

    Not recently but Richmond...can get a little ummmm crazy.

    Hey but they have a nice mall.

  • MamaMia

    The bus station is still closed this morning and the trooper is dead and so is the shooter is not from the Richmond, VA area

  • Janice

    The information posted above is partially incorrect. The trooper was killed by the gunman before police killed the gunman. He left behind a wife and 2 kids.