Post by Jessiealan on May 31, 2019 19:45:20 GMT -5
Shooter kills at least 11 in Virginia Beach
A gunman fired 'indiscriminately' on multiple floors of a municipal building before being killed in a gunfight with police, authorities say
What happened: At least 11 people were killed after a shooter opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The shooter: The suspect, who was a public utilities worker, also is dead, the police chief said. The chief said the shooter fired "indiscriminately." "This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach," Mayor Bobby Dyer said. 13 min ago SOON: Police will hold a news conference The Virginia Beach Police Department will hold a news conference at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera told reporters at a news conference earlier today the shooter was a public utilities worker.
He said the shooter died after a gunfight with police.
Virginia Beach PD @vbpd The next press conference will be held at 9:30pm in building 6 of the Municipal Center (School Administration Building) located at 2512 George Mason Drive @cityofvabeach
39 7:13 PM - May 31, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy 43 people are talking about this 20 min ago Police find pistol and rifle at scene, official says From CNN's Evan Perez
A semi-automatic pistol and a rifle were found at the scene and investigators believe they were used in the shooting, according to a law enforcement official.
The suspect is believed to have purchased the firearms legally, according to the investigators' preliminary information.
A disgruntled employee who killed 12 people in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was a certified professional engineer for the city.
The man was identified as DeWayne Craddock, 40, according to a law enforcement official and a Virginia government source. He walked into the city building Friday afternoon and opened fire, killing a dozen people and wounding four others, police said.
Four officers who responded to the scene followed the sound of his gunshots and engaged him in a "long gunbattle," police Chief James Cervera said. He suffered injuries during a gunfight with officers and died shortly afterward, Cervera said.