AUTHORITIES NAME 12 VICTIMS OF VIRGINIA BEACH MUNICIPAL CENTER SHOOTING
Authorities named the 12 victims in Friday’s shooting in Virginia Beach at a press conference Saturday.
A disgruntled employee is the suspected gunman who opened fire on coworkers in a municipal building Friday around 4 p.m., police said.
Eleven of the 12 victims were city employees, city manager Dave Hansen said Saturday, according to CNN. The victims are:
- Laquita C. Brown, a right-of-way agent
- Tara Welch Gallagher, an engineer
- Mary Louise Gayle, a right-of-way agent
- Alexander Mikhail Gusev, a right-of-way agent
- Katherine A. Nixon, an engineer
- Richard H. Nettleton, an engineer
- Christopher Kelly Rapp, an engineer
- Ryan Keith Cox, an account clerk
- Joshua A. Hardy, an engineering technician
- Michelle “Missy” Langer, an administrative assistant
- Robert “Bobby” Williams, a special projects coordinator
- Herbert “Bert” Snelling, a contractor
Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, reported The Virginian-Pilot. The suspected gunman, a longtime city worker identified as 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock, died when officers responded with gunfire and is counted among the 13 dead. (RELATED: 13 Killed Including Suspected Gunman In Virginia Beach Municipal Center: Police)
The suspect was a public utilities department worker who was allegedly armed with a .45-caliber handgun with a sound suppressor, Virginia Beach Police Department Chief James Cervera said, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
FBI and state police are helping Virginia Beach police investigate.
President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting but had not made public comment as of Saturday morning, reported TODAY.
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