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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...

Mass shootings in the workplace are rare and puzzling

Jun. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a longtime...

Police thwarted by electronic doors during Virginia shooting

Jun. 5, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police responding to the deadly mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn't have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Over the radio, they desperately pleaded for the electronic cards...

The Latest: Virginia shooter's resignation letter released

Jun. 3, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Officials in Virginia Beach have released the brief resignation letter that was submitted by the man who police say fatally shot 12 people at the municipal building where he...

Gunman's motive unclear, officials quiet days after shooting

Jun. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach employee who shot and killed 12 people at a municipal building gave no hint of the massacre to come when he emailed his resignation letter earlier in the day, saying that he was leaving for "personal reasons" but that "it has been a pleasure to serve." The...

Shooting poses Virginia governor's first test since scandal

Jun. 3, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is also a...

The Latest: Mourners gather to remember shooting victims

Jun. 3, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hundreds of people have gathered to remember the 12 victims of a mass shooting in Virginia. City and state officials were among the mourners Sunday at the vigil at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Virginia...

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

Jun. 2, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old DeWayne...

Survivor who crossed path with gunman thought it was a drill

Jun. 2, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Even after the gunfire erupted, Ned Carlstrom thought the shooting at the Virginia Beach government building where he works was an elaborately staged drill for city employees. He crossed paths with the gunman three times — and survived. Reality set in when Carlstrom looked...

The Latest: Note says shooter's family sends condolences

Jun. 2, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Virginia Beach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A handwritten note at the home of the Virginia Beach shootings suspect, who died in a shootout with police, expresses condolences to the shooting victims on behalf of the suspect's family. The Washington...