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Police: Who carried out the "Virginia Beach massacre" dissatisfied engineer

Police: Who carried out the "Virginia Beach massacre" dissatisfied engineer

The gunman who killed 12 people in a building in Virginia Beach before being shot dead in the exchange of fire with the security forces is a disgruntled architect of the city administration and a colleague of most of the victims, US police said on Saturday

Officials at a news conference said all the victims were employees of the local administration in Virginia Beach except for one who was a contractor seeking permission. Four people were seriously injured

Virginia Beach police chief James Cervera told the conference that the gunman Dwayne Craddock had been running the city's public utilities for nearly 15 years

Police: Who carried out the "Virginia Beach massacre" dissatisfied engineer


According to police, Karadok was armed with a 45-caliber revolver and used the staff's entry card before firing "immediately and indiscriminately" at the victims and re-mobilizing his weapons with several storage items, adding that she had seized other weapons at the scene and at the gunman's house

At least one of the pistols was equipped with a silencer

Ashan Benedict of the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told a news conference that the gunman had apparently purchased the arms legally during the past three years

He said police had found two other weapons in his home

According to local media, Craddock is 40 years old and has no serious criminal records

This is the worst shooting incident in the United States since November 2018 when a gunman killed 12 people at a pub in Los Angeles and then committed suicide

The survivors of Friday's incident described horrific scenes with the sound of gunfire and the rush of staff to take cover

Serveira said he would name the gunman only once because the city authorities wanted to focus on the victims



President Trump tweeted his sympathies to the victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach

Police: Who carried out the "Virginia Beach massacre" dissatisfied engineer

“Spoke to Virginia Governor @RalphNortham last night, and the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Virginia Beach this morning, to offer condolences to that great community,” he wrote Saturday


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