Victims, Shooter ID’ed in Virginia Massacre
City officials Saturday identified the twelve people killed in a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach municipal complex this week.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hanson released the names of the victims, as well as the shooter, in a statement early Saturday.
Mr. Hanson said the shooter, DeWayne Craddock, was a an engineer for the city in its Department of Public Utilities, which is housed in the same building where police say the shooting took place Friday afternoon.
Mayor Bobby Dyer described the incident as “Virginia Beach’s darkest hour.”
Authorities say the suspect shot a person in their car before entering Building No. 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Government Complex around 4PM local time.
Police say the gunplay in the building ended after a "long battle" in which the shooter was shot and killed, and one officer took a bullet in his bullet-proof vest and survived.
A police spokesman declined to give a motive for the shooting, saying the department's investigation is ongoing.
See the list of victims here.
[Source: Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch]