City Landmarks Go Blue for Victims of Municipal Center Shooting

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 4, 2019) - People from around the world have reached out to Virginia Beach with love and kindness asking what they can do to support the City and honor the victims of the May 31 municipal center shooting. 

The City will be lighting up landmark locations throughout Virginia Beach in blue in honor of the 12 members of the City of Virginia Beach family who were senselessly killed. We are inviting others to join us in solidarity by lighting up buildings in blue now through this Saturday, June 8.

On June 4, blue lighting will be turned on at the following locations throughout Virginia Beach:

  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 717 General Booth Blvd.
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center Tower – 1000 19th St.
  • Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Building 30 – 2508 Princess Anne Rd.
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art – 2200 Parks Ave.
  • Law Enforcement Memorial – 35th Street at the Boardwalk
  • Wave Sculpture – 31st Street – Laskin Road Roundabout
  • The Lesner Bridge – Shore Drive
  • Clark Nexsen Building – 4525 Main St. at Virginia Beach Town Center 

Virginia Beach City Public Schools will be participating where possible as well.

We appreciate everyone who is willing to light up their home, business, school, place of worship or website to show their support.

Many have asked about how they can support the victims and their families. If you’re interested in providing monetary support, please consider donating at or by texting the keyword VABEACH to 41444. Virginia Beach has partnered with United Way to process the donations and those affected by this tragedy will receive 100% of the funds raised. Please note, because these funds will go directly to individuals, donations are not tax deductible.

The City also welcomes offers from those interested in volunteering to assist in the aftermath of this tragedy and that effort is being coordinated through VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads​.

We ask that volunteers do not self-deploy and remain at home until they are contacted and given instructions. Please be sure that you have filled out a complete profile on the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads website​ so that we can properly contact you should you be needed.