‘It’s just such a shock,’ says member who frequently conducts business at building where rampage occurred.
By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle
When Eugene Thompson learned of Friday’s mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach, Va., he immediately thought: That could have been my son.
That could have been me.
Thompson, a longtime member of the Princess Anne Church of Christ in that coastal city, owns a dozen-person architectural firm.
He, his son, Gideon, and the firm’s staff frequently conduct business inside the municipal building where 12 people — including 11 city employees and a contractor trying to get a permit — were fatally shot Friday afternoon.
This story appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.