Naval Air Station Oceana says one person has been wounded in a shooting at its facility in Virginia Beach. The base tweeted early this morning that the shooter has been “contained.” The condition of the hospitalized victim is unclear. AP News reported that the base announced around 7 a.m. that the station was locked down. Since then, a spokesman for the Navy’s mid-Atlantic region announced it was a domestic incident, the lockdown has been lifted and it is now safe to enter the base. No other details were immediately available.
The man who identified himself as Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who disappeared in 2011 at the age of 6, has been declared a hoax by the FBI. Brian Rini, 25-year-old of Medina, Ohiowas found Wednesday wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky. He identified himself as Timmothy and said he had escaped from two men who held him captive for seven years. Timmothy vanished after his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, pulled him out of kindergarten, took him on a road trip to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel. She left a note saying that Tommothy was safe with people who would love and care for him, but said he would never be found.
A 4-year-old girl is suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound after her and a man were injured in a shooting in Henrico County. Around 4:30pm yesterday afternoon Henrico police responded to a report of shots fired on Bryon Street off of Mechanicsville Turnpike. Officers found the man and girl at the scene. Police said they have no suspect information at this time.