In what is being describe as a workplace mass shooting, 11 are dead, six people are hospitalized, and the suspected shooter, a current city employee, police said, is dead. It’s reported by the Wall Street Journal that the suspect is DeWayne Craddock, 40.
The shooting occurred late Friday afternoon at the City of Virginia Beach Operations building.
The location houses the Virginia Beach Planning; Public Utilities; Public Works; Development Services Center; Permits & Inspections; Zoning; Traffic Engineering; Information Technology; and City/Schools Print Services departments.
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said during a news conference that the suspect was killed by police after firing at officers. One was shot but was saved by his bullet-proof vest. Cervera said the suspect was a current and long-time employee who had worked for the city in the public utilities department.
Public works employees prepared for Hurricane Florence last year.