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Authorities Name 12 Victims Of Virginia Beach Municipal Center Shooting

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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)

Evacuees walk away from a building in this still image taken from video following a shooting incident at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. May 31, 2019. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS

Evacuees walk away from a building in this still image taken from video following a shooting incident at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. May 31, 2019. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS

Police enter a building in this still image taken from video following a shooting incident at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. May 31, 2019. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS

Police enter a building in this still image taken from video following a shooting incident at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. May 31, 2019. WAVY-TV/NBC/via REUTERS

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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