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Who they are: Remembering the Virginia Beach shooting victims

Posted: 11:53 AM, Jun 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-01 12:53:43-04
Who they are: Remembering the Virginia Beach shooting victims

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A dozen people were killed Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when a longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building. This is what we know about them.

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Laquita Brown

Brown was a right-of-way agent for the city for four-and-a-half years.

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Tara Gallagher

Gallagher was an engineer for the city for six years.

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Mary Louise Gayle

Gayle worked as a right-of-way agent for the city for 24 years.

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Alexander Mikhail Gusev

Gusev was a right-of-way agent for the city for nine years.

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Katherine A Nixon

Nixon was an engineer for the city for 10 years.

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Richard H. Nettleton

Nettleton was an engineer for the city for 28 years.

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Christopher Kelly Rapp

Rapp was an engineer for the city for 11-months.

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Ryan Keith Cox

Cox was an account clerk for the city for 12-and-a-half years.

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Joshua A Hardy

Hardy was an engineering technician for the city for four-and-a-half years.

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Michelle "Missy" Langer

Langer was an administrative assistant for the city for 12 years.

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Robert "Bobby" Williams

Williams was a special projects coordinator for the city for 41 years.

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Herbert "Bert" Snelling

Snelling was a contractor in Virginia Beach. He was trying to fill a permit when the shooting happened, city officials say.

Four others in the shooting were hospitalized, police said. They had surgery Friday night. Three are in critical condition, while one is in fair condition, hospital officials said.

The gunman was identified as 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the city's public utilities department "for approximately 15 years," according to police. They say his motive is unknown at this time.

Craddock was a current employee. Police say he fired through all three floors of the building. A .45-caliber pistol, a suppressor and several empty, higher-capacity magazines were found near the gunman, according to police.