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Virginia Beach: No time frame for shooting investigation

Jun. 21, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach say they have no time frame for when the investigation into last month's mass shooting will be completed. The city said in a statement Thursday that investigations of similar mass shootings have taken six to 10 months to finish. Civil engineer DeWayne...

More families demand information on Virginia Beach shooting

Jun. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — More families who lost loved ones in the Virginia Beach mass shooting are calling for an independent investigation. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that three victims' families also want the city to release more information. Civil engineer DeWayne Craddock opened fire in a...

Virginia Democrats push gun control ahead of special session

Jun. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and...

After mass shooting, Virginia gov to host gun control talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a series of public talks his administration will host in the run up to a July 9 special session on gun laws. Northam's office said Thursday that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Secretary of Health and Human...

Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors" about mass shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach pushed back on Thursday against what they described as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about last month's mass shooting in a municipal building. But police in this coastal city of nearly half a million people were also no closer to...

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Jun. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat...

FBI team works to reconstruct Virginia Beach shooting

Jun. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A group of 45 FBI employees is working to reconstruct the shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach that left 12 people dead. The Virginian-Pilot reports the FBI's agents, analysts and other employees are trying to determine exactly what the shooter and four responding...

Family of Virginia Beach shooting victim wants investigation

Jun. 7, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The family of a victim of last week's shooting in Virginia Beach is asking the city to release all records about the suspect and start an external investigation, a newspaper reported Friday. Attorney Kevin Martingayle emailed a letter to city officials and council members Monday...

Date set for session on guns after Virginia Beach shooting

Jun. 7, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor has set a July 9 start date for a special legislative session on gun-related legislation after last week's deadly shooting rampage in Virginia Beach. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the date Friday. The Democratic governor says the best way to respond to the May 31...

Services begin for the 12 victims of Virginia Beach shooting

Jun. 6, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a Catholic church on Thursday to remember a married mother of three who was killed during last week's mass shooting in a Virginia Beach municipal building. The funeral mass for Katherine "Kate" Nixon in Virginia Beach was among the first memorial...