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Watch the video above for the complete news conference Saturday morning. 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. —  City officials provided another update Saturday morning on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach after a disgruntled employee killed 12 people in Virginia Beach.

All but one of the 12 people killed in Friday afternoon’s shooting were employees of the city of Virginia Beach, City Manager Dave Hansen said at a news conference Saturday morning.

One was a contractor trying to fill a permit, Hansen said.

“They leave a void that we will never be able to fill,” Hansen said.

Virginia Beach Municipal Center Shooting Victims:

  • Laquita C. Brown of Chesapeake, a right-of-way agent who worked 4½ years for Virginia Beach’s public works department.
  • Tara Welch Gallagher of Virginia Beach, an engineer who worked six years for the city’s public works department.
  • Mary Louise Gayle of Virginia Beach, a right-of-way agent who worked 24 years for the city’s public works department.
  • Alexander Mikhail Gusev of Virginia Beach, a right-of-way agent who worked nine years for the public works department.
  • Katherine A. Nixon of Virginia Beach, an engineer who worked 10 years for the city’s public utilities department.
  • Richard H. Nettleton of Norfolk, an engineer who worked 28 years for Virginia Beach’s public utilities department.
  • Christopher Kelly Rapp of Powhatan, an engineer who worked 11 months in Virginia Beach’s public works department.
  • Ryan Keith Cox of Virginia Beach, an account clerk who worked 12½ years in the public utilities department.
  • Joshua O. Hardy of Virginia Beach, an engineering technician who worked 4½ years in the public utilities department.
  • Michelle “Missy” Langer of Virginia Beach, an administrative assistant who worked 12 years in the public utilities department.
  • Robert “Bobby” Williams of Chesapeake, a special projects coordinator who worked 41 years in Virginia Beach’s public utilities department.
  • Herbert “Bert” Snelling, a contractor who was trying to fill a permit.

Suspect ID’d as public utilities engineer 

Police Chief James Cervera confirmed that the gunman was DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the city’s public utilities department “for approximately 15 years.”

The gunman’s family has been notified of his involvement and death, Cervera said. This would be the only time Cervera would mention his name, he said.

Cervera said his investigators still don’t know Craddock’s motive.

Asked if Craddock had threatened anyone in the building previously, Cervera said: “I’m not at liberty to give that information, because it’s part of the (investigation process.)”

Craddock was still employed, Hansen said.

He had a security pass “like all employees had” to access inner offices of the building that aren’t otherwise accessible to nonemployees, and “he was authorized to enter the building,” Hansen said.

Depend on WTVR.com and CBS 6 News for complete coverage of this developing story. Check back with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News for updates. 

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

 

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