More families demand information on Virginia Beach shooting

U.S. 06/18/19, 14:24

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 municipal building May 31 and killed 12 people. He died ...

Virginia Beach tries to dispel “rumors” about mass shooting

U.S. 06/13/19, 16:11

Officials in Virginia Beach are pushing back against what they describe as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about the recent mass shooting in a municipal building.The city released a statement Thursday that said police looked into reports about DeWayne Craddock being confrontational and engaging in fights before the rampage. ...

Family of Virginia Beach shooting victim wants investigation

U.S. 06/07/19, 19:47

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 on behalf of the family of ...

Services begin for the 12 victims of Virginia Beach shooting

U.S. 06/06/19, 00:16

Bereaved families are beginning to hold services and lay to rest the 12 people who were killed during a mass shooting in Virginia Beach.A funeral is scheduled Thursday for 42-year-old Katherine Nixon. The mass will be at a Catholic church about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the scene of the ...

Police thwarted by electronic doors during Virginia shooting

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:06

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 and talked of bringing ...

Update: Northam says lawmakers must be second responders

U.S. 06/04/19, 10:00

The Latest on plans by Virginia's governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local):10:30 p.m.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for a special legislative session on gun control and is insisting that his proposals be voted on by the entire state legislature. He says Friday's ...

Update: Signs of shooting remain at building complex

U.S. 06/03/19, 08:55

The Latest on the deadly shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach (all times local):9:55 a.m.Signs of the shooting that killed 12 people can still be seen Monday morning at a complex of government buildings in Virginia Beach.Patricia Olds rests her hands on a cross bearing the name of ...

Survivor who crossed path with gunman thought it was a drill

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:18

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 outside and saw a team of police ...

Update: Schumer calls for Senate to vote on gun bill

U.S. 06/02/19, 11:49

The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat says a universal background check bill must be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Charles Schumer's remarks on Sunday came two days after a gunman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Schumer ...

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

U.S. 06/02/19, 06:31

Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the city of Virginia Beach for more than 150 years.These ...

Virginia Beach shines light on victims, not mass shooter

U.S. 06/02/19, 00:09

The victims of America's latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos, job titles and the cities or towns in which they lived.In all, 12 people — 11 of them city employees — were ...

Update: Note says shooter’s family sends condolences

U.S. 06/01/19, 19:52

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. Sandra Deadwyler is overcome with emotion while praying during ...

Did ‘silencer’ make a difference in Virginia Beach carnage?

U.S. 06/01/19, 18:18

The shooter who killed 12 people in a government office building in Virginia Beach used a firearm equipped with a suppressor that muffles the sound of gunfire. It's the nightmare scenario that gun-control advocates have warned about amid efforts in recent years to ease restrictions on the devices, which they ...

Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees

U.S. 06/01/19, 10:49

The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman. Police Chief James Cervera identified the assailant as DeWayne Craddock, who was employed for 15 ...

A list of the 12 killed in a shooting in Virginia Beach

U.S. 06/01/19, 08:39

Twelve people were killed in a shooting Friday at a Virginia Beach municipal building. On Saturday, city officials named them, showed their photos, and gave details of their lives during a news conference. Eleven of the twelve were city employees; one was a contractor.The victims are:Laquita C. Brown of Chesapeake: ...

Update: 11 killed, 6 hurt in shooting in Virginia Beach

U.S. 05/31/19, 18:02

The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Police say 11 people have been killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. An ambulance turns on Nimmo Parkway following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal ...

Police: 11 people killed in shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:39

A shooter wounded "multiple" people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed the person was acting alone. Police tweeted that there were "multiple injuries," but did not elaborate on the exact number or extent. Sentara ...

Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

Entertainment 03/04/19, 09:09

Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event he's calling a "cultural experience" that will debut April 26-28. He will perform on a stage set on the beach; other performers include Missy ...

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