"UP to eight people are dead and at least one other injured after a shooting rampage in central Virginia.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that eight people have been killed in the shootings.
The official asked for anonymity because the person was not authorised to speak about the investigation.
The Times-Virginian reports the suspect, identified as a lone male gunman, is still at large, although law enforcement officers believe they have him boxed in an area of woodlands
Spokesman for the Virginia State police Sergeant Thomas Molnar said there had been "several fatalities that relate to a shooting that was in the area''.
"There is just one male suspect,'' he added.
Police were alerted to the violence shortly after noon (local time) when emergency dispatchers received a call about an injured man lying in the road."
The gunman also downed a police helicopter by shooting a hole in it's fuel tank!
What weapons did he have?