US: 12 murdered after city worker opens fire at colleagues in Virginia Beach
At least 12 people were murdered on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia.
Four other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life.
Police said the suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” as he went through all three floors of Building 2 at the city’s municipal center.
Officials said one person was shot in a car.
The shooter was identified as DeWayne Craddock, according to a law enforcement official and a Virginia government source. He was eliminated in an exchange of gunfire with police.
Craddock, 40, worked as a certified professional engineer for the city of Virginia Beach in the Public Utilities Department. He is listed on department news releases as a point of contact for information on local road projects over the past several years.
The city’s mayor, Bobby Dyer, called it “the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach.”