Final report finds no motive in Virginia Beach mass shooting
Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to consider gun legislation in light of the Virginia Beach Shootings. Police in Virginia Beach cannot determine the motivation behind a city engineer's rampage in 2019 that killed 12 people in the municipal building where he worked, according to the city's final investigative report that was released Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Police in Virginia Beach cannot determine a motive for a city engineer's rampage in 2019 that killed 12 people in the municipal building where he worked, according to the city's final investigative report released Wednesday. AdThe report details the events of that day and profiles Craddock's work and personal life in the years leading up to the violence. “At times, the suspect referenced the belief he was being tasked with work outside of his pay grade,” the report said.
A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. Virginia Beach Vice Mayor James Wood said he cant begin to understand the grief of the victims families, but investigators found nothing pointing to that. That has angered Nixon and others, who say they will be looking to the findings of a state commission being formed to examine the shooting. Among the five mass shootings with over 10 dead in 2018 and 2019, most became part of larger narratives involving national and emotional issues. Borato said that even if the eyes of the nation are elsewhere, in Virginia Beach people remember.
Virginia Beach gunman sent normal work emails before rampage, police say
He was actually described by many that we interviewed as quiet, polite, nice guy, and a good listener, Deputy Chief Patrick Gallagher said. The gunman began his day by emailing a respectful resignation letter, offering his two-week notice for personal reasons, Gallagher said. He then conducted an uneventful work day, sending emails and visiting job sites with co-workers. They were generic, municipal, work-related type of emails, Gallagher said, the last being sent at 3:55 p.m., five minutes before the shooting started. Four officers stood their ground, shooting through the door and wounding the shooter, who later died in the hospital.feeds.reuters.com