Police: 12 Killed in Shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center

UPDATE #3 As of 9 AM Pacific Time:

The man who shot and killed a dozen people at a Virginia Beach Municipal building on Friday has been identified.

DwWayne Craddock worked as an engineer with the city for 15 years.

Police Chief James Cervera declined to discuss a motive at a Saturday morning press conference. Four wounded victims remain hospitalized in serious condition.

 

UPDATE #2 As of 7 PM Pacific Time:

The death toll from a shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center has increased to 12.

Police Chief James Cervera says the 12th victim in the Friday shooting died on the way to the hospital. He gave the latest details on the incident in a news conference.

He said officials won’t be releasing the name of the suspect, who was killed by authorities returning fire.

The police chief says the gunman used .45-caliber handgun with a suppressor. Unlike some states, silencers are legal in Virginia, though it is illegal to have one in Virginia Beach per local ordinance.

Police say the victims of a shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center were found on three floors and one victim was shot in car outside the building.

He also says four shooting victims are undergoing surgery.

He says a long gun battle erupted between the shooter and four police officers. Police aren’t naming the suspect, who was killed as authorities returned fire.

 

UPDATE #1: A law enforcement official tells CBS News the shooting attack is being investigated as a work place violence incident at this time. Motive is still being investigated. There is no apparent nexus to terrorism.

Official said the suspect was shot and killed after engaging in exchange of gunfire with police.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Police say 11 people have been killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach.

Police Chief James Cervera said Friday that a shooter opened fire and shot “indiscriminately” at workers inside an operations building in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building Friday afternoon.

Cervera said police returned fire, killing the suspect. He said the suspect was a longtime employee of the city’s Public Works Department. One of the people shot is a police officer.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Hospital officials say six people have been wounded in a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach.

Sentara Healthcare said on its Twitter account that five people were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and a sixth patient was taken to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital after the shooting just after 4 p.m. Friday. The company said the sixth patient was being transferred to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Virginia Beach police said a suspect was taken into custody after the shooting. They said they believe there was only one shooter.

5:11 p.m.

Police in Virginia Beach say a shooting at a municipal center has left multiple people wounded. They say a suspect has been taken into custody after Friday afternoon’s shooting and they believe there was only one shooter.

There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries.


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