At least 12 deaths and several injuries at Virginia Beach municipal complex, police say; shooter also dead: reports

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A disgruntled city employee shot and killed 12 people and injured four more Friday when he opened fire inside a Virginia Beach municipal building before he was killed by police, authorities said Friday.

DeWayne Craddock, 40, was a longtime public utility worker who made multiple firearm purchases in recent weeks, officials told the Wall Street Journal. Police did not release the suspect’s name or describe a possible motive for the attack.

“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Bobby Dyer said at a news conference. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbor, colleagues.”

“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach. The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbor, colleagues.”— Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer

Four people were in surgery Friday night, Virginia Beach police Chief Jim Cervera said.

The suspected shooter died in a gunfight with police officers. A police officer was also wounded, but was saved by his bullet-proof vest, Cervera said. – READ MORE

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