Police ID 12 victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Beach officials describe 12 victims of shooting, give names, show photos in Saturday morning’s news conference.

Police have identified the victims:

Laquita C. Brown of Chesapeake: A right-of-way agent with more than 4 years in public works.
    
Tara Welch Gallagher of Virginia Beach: An engineer with 6 years in public works.
    
Mary Louise Gayle of Virginia Beach: A right-of-way agent with 24 years in public works.
    
Alexander Mikhail Gusev of Virginia Beach: A right-of-way agent with 9 years in public works.
    
Katherine A. Nixon of Virginia Beach: An engineer with 10 years in public utilities.
    
Richard H. Nettleton of Norfolk: An engineer with 28 years in public utilities.
    
Christopher Kelly Rapp of Powhatan: An engineer with 11 months in public works.
    
Ryan Keith Cox of Virginia Beach: An account clerk with more than 12 years in public utilities.
    
Joshua A. Hardy of Virginia Beach: An engineering technician with more than 4 years in public utilities.
    
Michelle “Missy” Langer of Virginia Beach: An administrative assistant with 12 years in public utilities.
    
Robert “Bobby” Williams of Chesapeake: Special projects coordinator with 41 years in public utilities.

Herbert “Bert” Snelling of Virginia Beach: A contractor who was there to fill a permit.

Police said 11 people died at the scene and one died on the way to the hospital. Four more are wounded and were in surgery at area hospitals. Their conditions are not known.

Cervera said the shooter was a long-time public utilities employee who fired, police did not comment on a motive.

RELATED: ‘The most devastating day’: 12 killed, several injured in Virginia Beach shooting

Police identified DeWayne Craddock, 40, as the gunman in the Municipal Center shooting.

The shooter opened fire in Building 2 of the municipal center, which is adjacent to City Hall.

The Municipal Center is a sprawling complex in the southern portion of Virginia’s largest city, and houses everything from courthouses to the city’s sheriff’s office and police department.

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