Mayor John L. Rowe, Jr. and Portsmouth City Council Statement on the Virginia Beach Tragedy
The horrible mass shooting incident at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center is a tragedy for the entire Hampton Roads region. The loss of lives, to include family, friends, and colleagues employed by our sister city, is a loss that will forever be etched in our hearts and minds well into the future.
In the days ahead, as we mourn this devastating loss, we will keep the Virginia Beach family in our hearts and prayers, and we stand ready to help in any way.
On behalf of the entire Portsmouth Family, we offer our sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers.